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
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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.
For an 11th year, Fencing Ireland will play host to an FIE satellite in Men’s Épée. The 2017 edition takes place on Saturday 11 November during the Irish Open. As an FIE Satellite, this event attracts World Cup points counting towards the FIE world rankings. Fencers who take part are representing their country of nationality… Read more »
Belgian Fencing held the Flemish Open sabre satellite on Sunday. Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) recorded pool victories over Rapp GER, Redshaw GBR, Hoschna CZE and Bottecchia BEL. Kirimlidis earned a bye into L32, where he faced Rapp GER for a second time and was knocked out 15-10. He placed 22nd of 53. Michael Jacob had just… Read more »
The EFC Cadet Circuit continued in Manchester on Saturday. Both Irish fencers progressed to their respective tableaux, in doing so earning qualification for this season’s Cadet Europeans and Cadet Worlds. Men’s Foil Matthew McKay (RBAI) defeated Fernandes POR and Rhys-Pollitt GBR in the pool to earn a place in the tableau. He overturned 23rd seed… Read more »
Paul Verdon (Stirling University) fenced at the Riga Junior World Cup on Saturday, placing 239th overall. Tibor Andrasfi HUN reached the second JWC final of his career, taking gold for the first time ahead of reigning cadet world champion Davide de Veroli ITA. Image credit: Ivan Zanotti via Flickr, used under CC 2.0
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Intermediate Championships: Men’s Epee: Dawid Kulka (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Epee: Virginie Gautier Men’s Foil: Elliot Schneier (DUFC) Women’s Foil: Katja Rybakova (Pembroke FC) Men’s Sabre: Federico Albertini (Salle Dublin) Women’s Sabre: Gerda Ziemele (UCD)
Fencing Ireland is hosting the Irish Open FIE Satellite on 11 November and we need twelve volunteers to help us prepare for the competition. The hall at the National Indoor Arena will be available to us from 18:30 until 22:00. Every little does help – even if you can only contribute 15 minutes while a… Read more »
133 fencers took part in the Hungarian Cup in Budapest this weekend, an open event ranked on the European U23 circuit, including two Dublin-based fencers. HUN: David Losonczi (Pembroke FC) – 17/133 IRL: Seán Ryan (UCD) – 70/133 The final pitted 2017 Youth Olympic medallist Banyai HUN against junior #11 Nagy HUN, with Nagy taking gold 15-11. Congratulations… Read more »
After a pool victory over Pimenau NED, Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) went out 15-8 to Guarnaccia ITA in the L32 at the SISTA sabre satellite in Amsterdam. He placed 28th of 38. Guarnaccia went on to take silver, losing the final 15-6 to his compatriot Francesco D’Armiento.
Well done to our 2016-17 South of Ireland champions! Thanks to hosts UCC Fencing Club and congratulations to all of this year’s medallists. Men’s Épée: David Losonczi (Pembroke FC) Women’s Épée: Anna-Lise Mion (Brian Boru FC / Pembroke FC) Men’s Foil: Conor Nagle (Munster Blades) Women’s Foil: Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) Men’s Sabre: Aidan Clarke… Read more »
We had two fencers in attendance at the SISTA foil satellite in Amsterdam today. James Brosnan (Warwick University) was V5D1 in the pool, defeating Snijder NED, Lloyd GBR, Zoons NED, Kahl GER and Jans-Kohneke NED to seed 15th. After eliminating Corlett GBR 15-7, he was overturned by Kahl GER in the L32 and placed 18th… Read more »
A full complement of four Irish fencers took to the piste at this year’s London foil satellite, rescheduled to September this season. Stephen Brown (Grosvenor FC) earned the result of the weekend. Clearing the pool V2D4 with victories over Pinto COL and Jones GBR, Brown made the cut as 136th seed. He overturned Beke HUN… Read more »
We had three U20 internationals at the Eden Cup JWC in London today. Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) had pool victories over Hill GBR and Jeglinska POL, seeding 58th. She was knocked out by Junior #8 Recher FRA. Keziah Beattie (Grosvenor FC) defeated Ricci ITA and Babaeva GBR in the pool, but mhe missed the cut… Read more »