NI Internationals dominate at Derry Open

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Foyle College hosted the Derry Open over the weekend, attracting a typically strong entry in sabre as student fencers from DKIT and IT Carlow made the journey. Well done to this year’s winners: Men’s Épée: Riki Laurentiu (University College Cork) Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Men’s Foil: Daniel Sigurdsson (Grosvenor FC) Women’s Foil: Lara… Read more »

EFC Cadet Circuit (Épée): Espoo – Kalimgtis progresses in European debut

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Ireland was ably represented at the Cadet Circuit event near Helsinki with Sarah Steacy on refereeing duty and two young épéeists flying the flag. Making her international debut, Sophia Kalimtgis defeated Palumbo ITA, Wetzker HUN, Sadler GBR and Leisti FIN to reach the tableau, only to be overturned 6-5 by Ritakallio FIN. Close matches against Sivakumar SIN… Read more »

Post-event survey for the Irish Open goes live

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Fencing Ireland wants to make every Irish Open better than the last, and while we’ve identified our own areas for improvement over the weekend, we are eager to get your feedback. Whether you fenced at the Satellite, the Irish Open, or the team competition, we are keen to find out how the weekend went for… Read more »

Level 1 Coaching Course: Winter 2017-18

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If you are interested in coaching fencing, you are cordially invited to take part in the fourth Level 1 Fencing Coach (all weapons) course developed by Fencing Ireland, together with Coaching Ireland, which will run over three weekends this winter: 16/17 December 13/14 January 17/18 February This course is intended for anyone who is already… Read more »

Irish Open winners 2017

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Well done to the winners of this year’s Irish Open Fencing Championships! Men’s Épée Satellite: Andrea Vallosio (Italy) Men’s Team Épée: Denmark – Knudsen, Linnemann, Madsen, Olsen Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Team Épée: Brian Boru FC – Coleman, Gorceva, Mion Men’s Foil: James Brosnan (University of Warwick) Men’s Team Foil: Pembroke… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Épée): Dublin – Lanigan-O’Keeffe places in L16

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Well done to all of the Irish fencers who competed in the Dublin Satellite this weekend! Below are results for the Irish and Irish-based fencers: 14 Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) 24 David Losonczi (Pembroke FC / EnGarde) HUN 25 Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) 27 Benedict Chambers (FFF Stockholm) 40 Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) 41… Read more »

Irish Open 2017 gets underway at National Indoor Arena

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The Irish Open Fencing Championships and FIE Satellite in Men’s Épée are now in progress at Dublin’s National Indoor Arena. 72 épéeists representing 21 countries will fence off for World Cup points in today’s satellite, while the Irish Open events in Women’s Épée, Men’s Foil, and Women’s Foil are also taking place in the same… Read more »

Huge turnout for West of Ireland Open

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The West of Ireland Open took place at NUI Galway this weekend, with another strong showing from DCU swelling numbers in Men’s Épée to over 60. Congratulations to this year’s winners, who earn double points at this National Circuit event. Men’s Épée: David Losonczi (Brian Boru FC / EnGarde FC) Women’s Épée: Anna-Lise Mion (Brian… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Sabre) – London: Kirimlidis and Jacob fence off for L32

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oth Irish sabreurs at the Camden International concluded their pools with three victories, as Michael Jacob defeated Parr GBR, Leponis GBR and Levy-Bencheton FRA while Michalis Kirimlidis earned victories over GBR fencers Janssen, Potter, and Redshaw. Unfortunately the two were drawn against each other in the L64. Kirimlidis maintained his seeding to progress 15-13, then… Read more »

JWC Bochum (Foil): Anna Lee reaches the L64

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Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) came through her pool with a single defeat (5-4 to world no. 2 Ebert GER). Victories over Gill GBR, Bartalova SVK, Pacelli ITA, Pijaczynska POL and Kano JPN saw Anna into the tableau. A first round tie against Takada JPN finished 15-12 in Anna’s favour, but in the L64 she was… Read more »