Volunteer programme – Senior European Championships Strasbourg, France – 5 – 13 June 2014

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Volunteer programme – Senior European Championships Strasbourg, France – 5 – 13 June 2014 http://www.eurofencing.info/sites/default/files/filefield/Information%20Letter%20no.%2016-2014%20with%20attachment.pdf If you have an interest in having your name put forward for inclusion in this year’s European Championships Volunteer Programme, please email before 31 March, 2014 secretary(at)irishfencing.net

Junior European Championships, Jerusalem

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Today in Mens Epee, Geoffrey Corcoran from Enniskerry fought a valiant fight in a tough pool to get 1 victory against the World No. 43 seed Omer Oztunc from Turkey. The other fencers in his pool were Berta HUN, Melocchi ITA, Vaulin UKR, Stymne SWE and Minkevicius LTU. Geoffrey’s final result was 80th out of… Read more »

European Cadet Championships, Jerusalem

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Today in the Cadet Europeans in Jerusalem, Tim Andrews from Plymouth was placed a very creditable 31st out of 86 fencers in the Cadet Mens Epee event. In his first round pool Tim had 3 victories (against Saavalainen FIN, Gusarov EST and Weber SUI) and 3 defeats (against Brems DEN, Michalik SVK and Brinkmann GER)…. Read more »

Olympic Solidarity 3 Weapon Training Camp

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TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN 22/23 February 2014   The Irish Fencing Federation is delighted to announce that we will be holding a training weekend on 22/23 February, 2014 at Trinity College Gym, with some international coaches.   This weekend is targeted at experienced fencers (at least 2/3 years experience). Places are limited so apply early!  If over-subscribed… Read more »

Irish Open 2013 Report

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The main event, the Mens Epee FIE Satellite competition had an entry of 45 competitors from 10 countries.   The popular winner was Dublin resident Israeli Ido Ajzenstadt who beat former champion Joao Cordeiro from Portugal.   Tied for third place were another Dublin resident Roumanian Radu Andrei and Alarico Bosio from Italy. There was… Read more »

Irish Open Championships

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For the 7th time, Ireland will be hosting this weekend an FIE (International Fencing Federation) Satellite Competition at Mens Epee at UCD Sports Centre, Belfield. The top 8 in this competition will be awarded world ranking points and will also be awarded points in the Coupe du Nord ranking system. There is an entry of 47 fencers, 27… Read more »

OCI Funding

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The Irish Fencing Federation is delighted to announce that following an appeal by our Chairman to the OCI, the Olympic Council of Ireland has agreed to provide high performance funding for Irish sabreur, Stephen Concannon. We hope that this will help Stephen to lift his performances to the next level.

Irish Open now accepting entries

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The Irish Fencing Federation has great pleasure in inviting you to the Irish Open Championships, incorporating our 7th Mens Épée FIE Satellite. The Irish Open will be held at University College Dublin Gym, Belfield, Dublin 4, on Saturday/Sunday 7th-8th December 2013. This includes an informal get-together on Saturday night (details to be announced on the… Read more »

Intermediates Results

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Congratulations to the 2013 Intermediates Champions, who fenced at UCD on 5-6 October: Men’s Épée: Scott O’Malley Men’s Foil: Phillip Cripwell Men’s Sabre: Michalis Kirimlidis Women’s Épée: Madeleine Bresemann Women’s Foil: Anna Lee Women’s Sabre: Jacinta Clair Full results can be found here.

Five Nations Team selected

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The Five Nations will take place this year on 2 November in Edinburgh. Mens Foil: Conor Nagle (c), Chris Cooke, John Wyatt, Philip Lee Mens Épée: Geoffrey Corcoran, Colm Flynn (c), Matthew Tracey, Eamonn McGrattan Mens Sabre: Stephen Concannon (c), John McCabe, Chris Mooney, Aidan Clarke Womens Foil: Anna Lee, Jessica Timlin, Olivia Flynn, Jacinta… Read more »

South of Ireland Results

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Congratulations to the 2013 South of Ireland Open Champions: Womens Sabre: Niamh Spence Mens Sabre: Stephen Concannon Womens Épée: Anna Lise Mion Mens Épée: David Burnside Womens Foil: Joana Ramalho Mens Foil: Stephen Brown Full results can be found here.

Coaching Development Course (Level 1)

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Dear Fencer/Coach/Parent/Volunteer If you are interested in coaching fencing, you are cordially invited to take part in the 3rd Level 1 Fencing Coach (all weapons) course developed by Irish Fencing, together with Coaching Ireland, which will run over three weekends in September/October 2013. This course is intended for anyone who is already coaching beginner fencers… Read more »

Irish Fencing League announced

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A promising, exciting development for Irish Fencing – the IFF hope the Irish Fencing League achieves the success all the work of its founders, Stephen Concannon and Aidan Clarke, deserves. This year the league will be running in sabre only. For more information see the Irish Fencing League’s website or find them on Facebook.