End-of-season FIE rankings

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The 2018 World Championships conclude in Wuxi tonight, bringing the 2017/18 season to a close. Well done to all of our senior internationals on an excellent season. Men’s Foil 201 Stephen Brown 347 James Brosnan 416 Lachlan Sykes 453 Alastair Johnston 647 Brendan Cusack 795 Michael Thompson Women’s Foil 242 Finnula Mageras 267 Anna Lee… Read more »

European U23 calendar published

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Check out the Student & U23 Calendar for a full listing of 2018/19 events on the European U23 circuit. Entry portals will open at the beginning of August. Please note, you must have an EFC licence to enter.

Irish fencers excel at US Nationals

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Fencing Ireland was well represented and came away with a couple of medals this year at the 2018 US Nationals & July Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri. Genevieve Clarke, Jake McGillion-Moore and Katie McGillion-Moore competed for Foil in a range of age categories, while Michael Geraghty and Sophia McGee flew the flag in Epee. Men's Foil Division… Read more »

Deadline approaching for 2018/19 Internationals

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Fencers on the 2018/19 international panels are reminded that the deadline for submission of pre-season competition plans is midnight tonight (Saturday 30 June). Fencers may check their qualification status by viewing the Panel 2018/19 page. Entry to Senior Events Panel fencers may use the following forms to enter Satellites, World Cups and Grand Prix. Check… Read more »

Two new schools join Interschool Fencing Programme 2018/19

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Two Tipperary schools have become the latest participants of the Interschool Fencing Programme. From the 2018/19 school year, St Mary’s Secondary School in Nenagh and Cistercian College in Roscrea will add fencing to their Transition Year timetables, bringing the roster of IFP schools to eight. Mixed schools: Dunamase College (Portlaoise) Girls schools: St Mary’s (Nenagh),… Read more »

European Championships, Novi Sad – Results

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Ireland had six fencers in Novi Sad this week for the European Fencing Championships. Team Ireland participated in four of the individual events and in the Men’s Team Foil. Men's Épée (104) Yannick Borel FRA claimed his third back-to-back European title in a 15-14 thriller against Nikolai Novosjolov EST. View full ME results >>  Men's Épée… Read more »

FIE Approved Masks for 2018/19

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The FIE has released its updated list of approved masks (with regulation fastening systems) for use in the 2018/19 season. View the list of approved manufacturers here. In April, FIE-SEMI issued the following statement: In regards to the decision of FIE congress held in Dubai 2017 which approved the new fastening system we would remind… Read more »

Club times – Summer 2018

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As schools and colleges wind down for the summer, many clubs are operating reduced hours. See below to find out where you can keep training in the run-up to the South of Ireland Open in September! List your club’s details for June, July and August by contacting chairperson@irishfencing.net Co. Cork Club Location Days/Times Drop-ins welcome?… Read more »

2018/19 Board elected at AGM

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The 2018 AGM took place in Dublin on Sunday 10 June. Many thanks to the members who turned out to make 2018 the largest AGM in recent years. Fencing Ireland is welcoming an entirely new executive team and three new faces as part of the ordinary committee. Chairperson: Laura Donaghy Secretary: Desmond Gilhooly Treasurer: Kevin… Read more »