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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
With a single victory over Medelska SVK, Lucy Taylor (University of Edinburgh) made the cut by four places and progressed to the tableau. Taylor was knocked out 15-6 by Kovacevic SRB. Lucy Taylor – 41st of 55 Image by Moyan Brenn, used under CC 2.0
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.
The 2018 Challenge Wratislavia took place from 22-26 March, inviting U15, U13 and U11 fencers at all six weapons to the Polish city of Wrocław for one of the biggest underage events in the world. Entry is open to all fencers prepared to make the trip, and this year saw a six-fencer delegation from Pembroke… Read more »
This year's European Championships will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia from 16 June. The 2018 World Championships run from 19 to 27 July in Wuxi, China. Any fencer who reaches the DEs at a World Cup event is considered qualified. Remaining places may be offered to Satellite fencers who placed in the top 25% this season. The… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »