Cadet Circuit (Épée): Clarke and Kalimtgis go out in Bratislava first round

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A record-breaking 800 cadets fenced at the Circuit event in Bratislava over the weekend, including two cadet épéeists. Sophia Kalimtgis' lone victory over Su CAN only did not see her through to the DEs, with both Sophia and Isabelle Clarke eliminated after the pools. Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) – 207th of 241 Isabelle Clarke (Munster Blades… Read more »

JWC Udine (Foil): Anna Lee makes L64

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Junior foilist Anna Lee placed in her third L64 of the season on Saturday at the Alpe Adria JWC in Italy. Beating Martinez Lopez ESP, Salmas AUS, Semenova RUS, and Conti ITA in the pool, Lee earned a bye into the L64. She was knocked out by Kondricz HUN 15-8. In Sunday’s Mens Foil event, Michael Thompson… Read more »

JWC Budapest (Sabre): Near-miss for Aime at first JWC

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Frantz Aime defeated Rasulov USB and Tkachev RUS in the pool at the Coupe Heracles JWC in Budapest, but was unfortunately the fifth fencer to miss the cut. Frantz Aime (CHC Chatelaine): 133rd of 175 Matteo Neri ITA held on to the title for a second year, and earned his second JWC gold of season against world #8… Read more »

Results: Winter Blade – Carnec and Gorceva take gold

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Close to 50 épéeists braved the cold on Sunday morning for the fourth annual Winter Blade at Dublin City University, run for the first time as a Tier B competition. Yves Carnec (Pembroke FC) and Inga Gorceva (Brian Boru FC) were this year’s winners. Full results: www.ncif.net/win17/index.htm

Irish Open 2017 survey – results

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Thank you to all of our members who contributed to the Irish Open survey. The survey closed at midnight last night. Results and key findings are shown in our infographic below. A number of the issues encountered at the National Indoor Arena are already being addressed, with a provider contracted for a full café service… Read more »

Seven victories for Ireland at Five Nations 2017

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Welsh Fencing hosted the 2017 Five Nations in Cardiff over the weekend. Ireland won seven of its team matches, defeating Wales in Men's Épée, Men's Foil and Women's Foil, Northern Ireland in Men's Foil, Women's Foil, and Men's Sabre, and Scotland in Men's Sabre.   Final standings  1st  England  2nd  Scotland  3rd  Wales 4th Ireland 5th Northern Ireland… Read more »

EFC U23s (Foil): L32s for Taylor and Brown in Gdansk

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We had three Irish fencers at the Gdansk U23 this Saturday.  Stephen Brown earned a place in the tableau V4D2 (Koslicki POL, Szewczyk, Izycki POL, Chtioui POL), then edged past Nowosielski POL 15-14, then was knocked out by Kuceba LAT. Lucy Taylor was V3D3 after the pools, defeating Wierzchowska POL, Avelleira VEN, and Jablonowska POL. In the… Read more »

Good luck to Team Ireland at the Five Nations 2017!

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Ireland is fielding a full squad at the Five Nations in Cardiff this weekend. Best of luck to each of our weapon teams! Men’s Epee Paddy Brennan, Tom O’Brien, Antoine O’Kelly, Dawid Kulka (Reserve: Geoffrey Corcoran) Women’s Epee Lucy Johnson, Anna-Lise Mion, Kate Coleman, Sorcha Mellon-Whelan (Reserve: Isabelle Clarke) Men’s Foil Conor Nagle, Philip Lee,… Read more »

Level 1 Coaching Course: Winter 2017-18

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If you are interested in coaching fencing, you are cordially invited to take part in the fourth Level 1 Fencing Coach (all weapons) course developed by Fencing Ireland, together with Coaching Ireland, which will run over three weekends this winter: 16/17 December 13/14 January 17/18 February This course is intended for anyone who is already… Read more »