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 »

2018 Annual General Meeting

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Our 2018 AGM will take place on Sunday 10th June at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, from 14:30. The official notice of AGM, including 2017 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda was sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life, Student or Supporter membership) on Friday 18 May, 2018. These documents can also… Read more »

Clongowes Wood College wins inaugural Interschool Championship

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Clongowes Wood College hosted the inaugural Interschool Fencing Championship on Saturday. All schools involved in the 2017/18 pilot submitted teams of four, fencing foil. Read the event report >> In just its first few months, the FI Interschool Programme has already recruited eight schools across counties Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Tipperary and Antrim. Led by coaches Patrick… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Sabre): Reykjavik – Results

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This year saw a record turnout for the Viking Cup as 43 sabreurs travelled to Reykjavik. With three victories apiece in the pools, both Irish fencers met one of the eventual medallists and went out in the L32. Michael Jacob faced down Kennedy CAN, Gustavsson SWE and Pitura CAN, losing his L32 against Gelinas CAN… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Épée): Split – Results

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Our épéeists made a L32 and a L64 at the last springtime satellite in Split (which moves to the autumn for 2018/19.)  Jamie Simpson defeated Avaert BEL and Bay Colombano ARG. After overturning Chanut FRA 15-14, Simpson was knocked out by out to Federico Marengo ITA. Former Irish Open champion Federico Bollati took the title…. Read more »

Date set for AGM 2018

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Our 2018 AGM will take place on Sunday 10th June at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, from 14:30. The official notice of AGM, including 2017 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life, Student or Supporter membership) on Friday 18 May, 2018. To enable us… Read more »

National Championships 2018 – Results

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Over 130 athletes came to Loreto Abbey Dalkey this weekend for the Fencing Ireland National Championships. Congratulations to our 2018 winners! Men’s Épée: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC / Pentathlon Ireland) Men’s Foil: Stephen Brown (Queen’s University Belfast) Women’s Foil: Keziah Beattie (Grosvenor FC) Men’s Sabre: Stephen Concannon… Read more »