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 »
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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 »
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 email@example.com Co. Cork Club Location Days/Times Drop-ins welcome?… Read more »
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 »
The last satellite of the season – Copenhagen’s Trekanten International – took place over the weekend, contested by three Irish foilists. Men’s Foil Alastair Johnston (Salle Holyrood) earned victories over Ferraro USA and Briceno VEN to make it out of the pools. He drew Kralik SVK in the first round and was knocked out 15-7…. Read more »
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 »
Defeating Di Tella ARG and Dick AUS in the pool, Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) went through to the preliminary tableau for the first time this season, earning a place at the European Championships in the process. Kirimlidis was knocked out 15-8 in the first round by world #71 Ferjani TUN, placing 164th of 203 sabreurs… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
With the conclusion of the National Circuit this weekend, the Club Medal Table has also been updated. Congratulations to Brian Boru FC on narrowly eclipsing last year’s winner Pembroke FC at the top of the table.
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 »
Following FI’s well-attended Pre-Nationals training weekend, lead foil coach Filippo Triccoli (CS Jesi) has forwarded his report: I was a guest of the Irish Fencing Federation from 13/04 to 16/04. The actual days of work were Saturday 14 and Sunday 15. The working time (9.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.) was generally respected by the athletes. The working… Read more »
Registration form this year’s pre-Nationals training weekend closes at midnight tonight (Wednesday 11 April). 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.
Despite fielding teams in senior foil and épée, Verona was the first outing for any Ireland U20 team. As such, our foilists entered the competition unseeded and faced tough draws. The Women's Foil team was up first, facing a formidable Italian squad all individually ranked inside the world top 10. The underdog Ireland team came… Read more »