Junior & Cadet World Championships: Clarke makes L64 in Cadet Foil

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Genevieve Clarke (California Fencing Academy) put on an even stronger performance in today’s competition at the Cadet World Championships, having edged into the L64 in yesterday’s U20s. Clarke finished the pool with victories against Carmona MEX, Malickova CZE, Pediaditaki GRE and Meulenaar NED. After defeating Carvalho POR 15-9 in the first round, she was knocked… Read more »

Sign up for the Pre-Nationals Training Weekend!

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The registration form for this year’s pre-Nationals training weekend is available below. Please see the event page for further details including a list of current sign-ups, or download the event flyer! Places are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will not be confirmed until completion of registration fee. Deadline for registration:… Read more »

Selection Dates: 2018/19 International Season

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All fencers hoping to compete in FIE or EFC events in 2018/19 will be invited to submit their competition programmes following the National Championships. The deadline for programme submissions is Saturday 30 June.  The 2018/19 international calendars are already available to view: Senior Calendar (FIE World Cup, FIE Satellite, EFC U23) Junior Calendar (FIE Junior… Read more »

Student Individuals 2018 – results

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Well done to this year’s Student Individual champions! Men’s Épée: Jonathan Burnside (Ulster University) Women’s Épée: Alisha Mullen (UCD) Men’s Foil: Phillip Cripwell (DUFC) Women’s Foil: Kirsten Siig Pallesen (NUI Galway) Men’s Sabre: Nigel Johnson Steeves (University College Cork) Women’s Sabre: Anna Zink (DUFC) The 2018 SIs were hosted by Maynooth University.

FIE Grand Prix (Foil): Mageras reaches tableau in Anaheim

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Brendan Cusack and Finnula Mageras flew the flag for Ireland over the St Patrick’s weekend, contesting the Anaheim Grand Prix in California. Despite a close match against Paik USA, Brendan Cusack crashed out of Day 1 after the pools. Finnula Mageras had a more fortunate run in the women's event.  Having seen off Zeiss USA,… Read more »

2018 National Championships now accepting entries

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Fencing Ireland is thrilled to host the 2018 Irish National Championships at Loreto Abbey Dalkey. Entry is open to any fencer who holds (or is eligible to hold) Irish citizenship. Saturday: Men's Foil, Women's Foil, Women's Épée Sunday: Men's Sabre, Women's Sabre, Men's Épée All participants must be current members of Fencing Ireland with a… Read more »

Trinity College unbeaten for an 11th year at Intervarsity Championships

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The all-island Intervarsity Fencing Championships took place in Coleraine this weekend, seeing ten colleges contest up to six weapons. Final Results [PDF] with huge thanks to John Jones (DT). Final Standings  1st   Trinity College Dublin (V39)   2nd  University College Dublin (V31)  3rd  Queen's University Belfast (V25) 4th: University College Cork (V20) 5th: NUI Galway (V16 +… Read more »

Call for fencers: Veteran Four Nations, Glasgow 2018

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Over 40? Entitled to represent Ireland or Northern Ireland? Want to fence and have some fun? This year's Four Nations Veteran competition takes place in Glasgow on April 28 and we hope to enter teams in all six weapons. Download the invitation here >>  Fencing Ireland would welcome expressions of interest from any fencer born… Read more »

Results: European Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships 2018

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Ireland sent a team of three to this year’s European Championships, held in the Russian town of Sochi. Cadet Championships [Full results] London-based Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) defeated Dzekevich BLR and Cervenkova CZE in the pool. Drawing the 7th seed in the tableau, Sophia was knocked out 15-8 by Eid Tjulin SWE. Robbie Cockburn competed in Men's… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Foil): Great results from Barcelona

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There were huge results from Ireland’s foilists at the Barcelona Satellite, held this year in the suburban town of Sabadell. Men’s Foil Stephen Brown got the top result of the day, winning five of his six pool matches including his bout against world #85 Files CRO. Brown earned a bye through the L128, but fell… Read more »