Foyle College hosted the Derry Open over the weekend, attracting a typically strong entry in sabre as student fencers from DKIT and IT Carlow made the journey. Well done to this year’s winners: Men’s Épée: Riki Laurentiu (University College Cork) Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Men’s Foil: Daniel Sigurdsson (Grosvenor FC) Women’s Foil: Lara… Read more »
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Ireland was ably represented at the Cadet Circuit event near Helsinki with Sarah Steacy on refereeing duty and two young épéeists flying the flag. Making her international debut, Sophia Kalimtgis defeated Palumbo ITA, Wetzker HUN, Sadler GBR and Leisti FIN to reach the tableau, only to be overturned 6-5 by Ritakallio FIN. Close matches against Sivakumar SIN… Read more »
Fencing Ireland wants to make every Irish Open better than the last, and while we’ve identified our own areas for improvement over the weekend, we are eager to get your feedback. Whether you fenced at the Satellite, the Irish Open, or the team competition, we are keen to find out how the weekend went for… Read more »
Well done to the winners of this year’s Irish Open Fencing Championships! Men’s Épée Satellite: Andrea Vallosio (Italy) Men’s Team Épée: Denmark – Knudsen, Linnemann, Madsen, Olsen Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Team Épée: Brian Boru FC – Coleman, Gorceva, Mion Men’s Foil: James Brosnan (University of Warwick) Men’s Team Foil: Pembroke… Read more »
Well done to all of the Irish fencers who competed in the Dublin Satellite this weekend! Below are results for the Irish and Irish-based fencers: 14 Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) 24 David Losonczi (Pembroke FC / EnGarde) HUN 25 Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) 27 Benedict Chambers (FFF Stockholm) 40 Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) 41… Read more »
Representing Ireland for the first time at cadet level, Robbie Cockburn defeated Chren CZE, Chiu SGP and Weber NED in the pools to earn a place in the tableau. He knocked out Bielcik SVK 15-6 before going to the top seed Kravtsov RUS. Robbie Cockburn (Grosvenor FC) – 107th of 227 Kravtsov went on to… Read more »
Brendan Cusack seeded 94th after pool victories over Mayakan THA, Keryhuel CIV and Morris AUS, drawing world no. 88 Dmitry Trofimov. Cusack was knocked out 15-7 by the Russian and placed 112th of 177.
Ireland entered two individual fencers and a Women’s Foil team for the World Cup event in Paris this weekend. Fresh from junior success in Bochum, Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) earned a place in the tableau with victories over Ueltgesforth GER and Havrankova. Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) also came through the pool with two victories, besting… Read more »
Benedict Chambers (FFF Stockholm) flew the flag at the Oslo satellite. He was V3D3 in the pool, defeating the Norwegian trio of Torkildsen, Fjermestad, and Griffin. Benedict went on to be overturned 15-13 by Pacheco MEX in the L64. Benedict Chambers: 36th of 55 Staszulonek POL, new to the senior circuit, took gold ahead of… Read more »
The West of Ireland Open took place at NUI Galway this weekend, with another strong showing from DCU swelling numbers in Men’s Épée to over 60. Congratulations to this year’s winners, who earn double points at this National Circuit event. Men’s Épée: David Losonczi (Brian Boru FC / EnGarde FC) Women’s Épée: Anna-Lise Mion (Brian… Read more »
oth Irish sabreurs at the Camden International concluded their pools with three victories, as Michael Jacob defeated Parr GBR, Leponis GBR and Levy-Bencheton FRA while Michalis Kirimlidis earned victories over GBR fencers Janssen, Potter, and Redshaw. Unfortunately the two were drawn against each other in the L64. Kirimlidis maintained his seeding to progress 15-13, then… Read more »
Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) came through her pool with a single defeat (5-4 to world no. 2 Ebert GER). Victories over Gill GBR, Bartalova SVK, Pacelli ITA, Pijaczynska POL and Kano JPN saw Anna into the tableau. A first round tie against Takada JPN finished 15-12 in Anna’s favour, but in the L64 she was… Read more »
Ciara Cormican (Lisburn Gladiators) fenced at the Camden Cadet in London on 28th October. She came through the pool without victories and missed the cut. Ciara Cormican: 69th of 74
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 North West Open, which took place this weekend at Ulster University in Coleraine. Men’s Epee: Jonathan Burnside (Foyle Fencing) Women’s Epee: Marie McGinnity (Grosvenor FC) Men’s Foil: Alastair Houldsworth (Belfast FC) Women’s Foil: Sarah Shaw (Hunterhouse FC) Men’s Sabre: David Downey (Foyle Fencing) Women’s Sabre: Kathryn Marshall (Foyle… Read more »
Pembroke FC's Claudio Sosa represented Ireland at the U14s Babylon Cup in Czechia on Sunday. Claudio was V11D1 across two rounds of pools and knocked out Vrtílek CZE, Kolár CZE, before being overturned in the quarter-finals by Fazekas SVK, the eventual winner. He placed 5th of 55 fencers.