To fill the vacancy of Chairperson following the resignation of Laura Donaghy, the FENCING IRELAND Board has decided to hold an EGM (date yet to be confirmed). The official notice of EGM including Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life or Student membership) on Friday, 2nd November, 2018. To… Read more »
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Hosted by UCD, the Irish Intermediates are open to any fencer who hasn’t won a nationally ranked tournament. It takes place on the weekend of October 13th and 14th in UCD’s Sports Centre. The Entry Form and Entry Lists can be found by clicking the links.
NUI Galway is the second stop of the National Circuit. This year’s West of Ireland Open will take place in the Kingfisher Club on the weekend of October 7th and 8th. The entry form and further details can be found at https://irishfencing.net/competition/west-of-ireland-open-2018
Entry for this season’s Irish Open is now open. Fencers may enter online for both the individual and team events by filling in the on-line entry form. Full details including entry lists can be found at http://www.dublinsatellite.com
Fencing Ireland invites fencers and supporters to take out their 2018/19 memberships. View available membership types Buy a membership for 2018/19 Take out an International Licence if competing in FIE or EFC events this season.
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 »
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.
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 – will open in exactly two years this week, yet qualification gets underway much sooner. According to the FIE qualification process published in October 2017, national teams and individuals will be able to qualify between 3 April 2019 and 4 April 2020 – meaning events taking… Read more »
Three fencers made the trip to the city of Wuxi (near Shanghai) for the 2018 World Championships. All three qualified by making it to the DEs at a World Cup during this season, and both of our foilists repeated the feat in China. Stephen Brown (Queen’s University Belfast / Grosvenor FC) earned the best result… Read more »
An all-island team took part in the Student 4 Nations on July 14. Hosted by England Fencing this year, the 2018 event took place in Leeds and featured an individual event for the first time. Well done to the Irish Women's Foil squad and Men's Épée squad, who both took team silver. Sam Mitchell (DUFC) defeated… Read more »
Coláiste Mhuire TY students in Askeaton embrace the cut and thrust of a new sport! From September the transition year students in Coláiste Mhuire will be learning fencing for the first time. A 10 week course has been agreed with Deputy Head John Burke to be provided by Munster Blades Coach Patrick Dight. The lesson… Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »