CoronaVirus/COVID19 – National Championships Postponed

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Dear fencers, As you are aware the Coronavirus, COVID-19, has spread rapidly through the world and has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. The board of Fencing Ireland have been reviewing developments as they occur and evaluating the impact on our sport. Following a board meeting this morning we have decided… Read more »

European Cadet Championships – L64 for McGillion-Moore

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Claudio Sosa Smatrala (76th of 102) kicked off Team Ireland’s involvement at Cadet European Championships in Porec, Croatia with a 15-11 direct elimination loss to Tsybulia of Belarus. Claudio’s qualification to the knockout rounds came with a dominant win over Serbian Dusan Zeljkovic. The one win and a 5-4 loss to the Danish Jonas Karlsen… Read more »

Selections – 2020 Olympic Zonal Qualifiers

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It’s our pleasure to announce the below fencers have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Zonal Olympic Qualifier in Madrid on 18/19 April As of the 19th February the current team selected is:Men’s Foil – Eoin GronningsaterMen’s Epee – Michael GeraghtyMen’s Sabre – Michalis Kirimlidis Further selections will be considered, depending on results… Read more »

The Fencing Ireland National Championships

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Update 12/03/2020Competition has been postponed. New date TBC Please see this post for further detail The format will be two rounds of poules followed by direct elimination. Saturday MF/WF check-in closes at 09:30 start at 09:45 MS check-in closes at 13:00 start 13:15. Sunday ME/WE check-in closes at 09:30 start 09:45WS checkin closes at 13:00… Read more »

Finn McMullan qualifies for Junior Euros and Worlds

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Congratulations to Finn McMullan who met the qualifying standard for Junior Euros and Worlds this weekend at the Leszno Junior Foil World Cup where he finished 130th. Finn joins the five young foilists who have also met the qualifying standard for Cadet/Junior European Championships in Porec, Croatia in Mid February as well as or the Cadet/Junior… Read more »

Level 1 Coaching Course 2020

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Fencing Ireland are pleased to announce that we will be running a Level 1 Coaching Course in early 2020. The course will take place in the Sports Centre of Trinity College, Dublin, over three weekends in February and March: • February 15/16• February 29/March 1• March 21/22 Cost: €100 – those travelling from afar are… Read more »

Cadet/Junior European & World Championships Selection

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It’s our pleasure to announce the below fencers have qualified for the Cadet European Championships in Porec, Croatia in Mid February as well as or the Cadet World Championships in Salt Lake City, USA at the start of April. CadetsMF – Claudio Sosa SmatralaWF – Isabella Keniston-CooperWF – Kaitlyn McGillion-Moore JuniorsMF – Jake McGillion-MooreMF –… Read more »

5 Nations 2019 – Results

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Fencing Ireland hosted the 2019 Five Nations at DCU on Saturday 23rd November.  The best result of the weekend came from our Women’s Foil team, who 3 of their 4 matches. Overall champions England turned in a dominating performance, winning 5 of the 6 weapons on the day. Final standings 1st – England (5 Golds, 1… Read more »

2019 5 Nations Team announced

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The squad representing Ireland at the 2019 Five Nations has been named. This year’s Five Nations will take place in DCU, Dublin on November 23rd. Men’s Épée Tom O’BrienRory HighSean RyanPaddy Brennan Women’s Épée Natalya CoyleIsabelle ClarkeAlisha MullenCamille Hindsgaul Men’s Foil Michael ThompsonClaudio Sosa SmatralaConor NagleChristopher Lennon Women’s Foil Anna LeeAnnemarie SullivanFiadhnait McDonoughEmilia Velma Men’s… Read more »

2019/20 Committee elected at AGM

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The 2019 AGM took place in Dublin on Friday 14th June. Many thanks to the members who turned out to make 2019 the largest AGM in recent years. Fencing Ireland is welcoming a new face to the executive team and two new faces as part of the ordinary committee. Chairperson: Desmond Gilhooly Secretary: Joseph Richardson… Read more »

Date set for AGM 2019

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Our 2019 AGM will take place on Friday, 14th June, 2019 at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 at 8:00 pm The official notice of AGM, including 2018 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life or Student membership) on Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 To enable us… Read more »

Fencing Ireland are hiring!

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Fencing Ireland are currently recruiting for a new General Manager. The General Manager will be responsible for the managing the daily work of Fencing Ireland, developing the sport’s marketing strategy, the co-ordination and of Fencing Ireland’s of relationship with the national and international governing bodies, and the systematic implementation and review of Fencing Ireland’s policies… Read more »

National Championships 2019

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The National Championships is the last tournament on the Irish Calendar. This year’s event will take place in Loretto Abbey, Dalkey on the weekend of April 27th and 28th. The entry form and further details can be found at https://irishfencing.net/competition/national-championships-2019