The 2019 Fencing Ireland National Championships will be held at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey on 27-28 April.


Entry is open to any fencer who holds (or is eligible to hold) Irish citizenship. All participants must be current members of Fencing Ireland with a competition licence. Please direct any queries around eligibility to


Saturday 27th April
Men’s Foil: close check-in 09:30, start 09:45
Women’s Épée: close check-in 09:30, start 10:00
Women’s Foil: close check-in 12:30, start 12:45

Sunday 28th April
Men’s Epee: close check-in 09:30, start 09:45
Men’s Sabre: close check-in 12:30, start 12:45
Women’s Sabre: close check-in 14:00, start 14:15


Each competition will consist of one round of poules seeded by national rankings. All fencers will be promoted to the rounds of direct elimination.

Entry Details

Entry Fees
The early-bird entry fee is €20 for one weapon or €30 for two, payable at registration online. Fencers may enter a maximum of one event per day. The online form closes at 23.59 on Friday 26 April. Late entries will also be accepted up to the close of check-in on the day of competition with a late fee of €10. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view the entry form.

Please note that current domestic equipment rules will be strictly enforced, i.e. checking for 800N plastrons, correctly-sized jackets and lamés, legal weapons, and masks compliant with regulations (two fixings for all Leon Paul Contour masks).

Entry Lists

* denotes payment due at check-in

Women’s Épée

Number Fencer Name Club
1 Lenka Chochlikova Pembroke FC
2 Isabelle Clarke Brian Boru FC
3 Saoirse Moore Connaught

Men’s Épée

Number Fencer Name Club
1 James Barden* UCD
2 Colm Casserly UCD
3 Dawid Kulka Brian Boru FC
4 Cian Spillane Brian Boru FC
5 Duncan Salter Brian Boru FC
6 Rory High Edinburgh FC
7 Meng Wang* Ravenwood FC
8 Sean Clarke* NUI Galway
9 Tom O’Brien* Pentathlon Ireland
10 Patrick Brennan Brian Boru
11 Jonathan Herz Pembroke
12 Stephen Grogan DUFC

Women’s Foil

Number Fencer Name Club
1 Lucy Taylor* Edinburgh FC
2 Victoria Duxbury Cotswold FC
3 Genevieve Clarke OFC Bonn
4 Emilia Velma Pembroke FC
5 Catherine McConvey* Fence Like an Olympian

Men’s Foil

Number Fencer Name Club
1 Duncan Salter Brian Boru FC
2 Lachlan Sykes Boston FC
3 Rory Hayes UCC
4 James Wyatt* Pembroke/UCD
5 Andrew Wyatt* Pembroke
6 Andrew Whyte UCD
7 Alastair Johnston Salle Hollyrood
8 Michael Li Salle Dublin
9 Jonathan Herz Pembroke
10 Alexander Penny Sullivan
11 Patrick Dempsey Saxon
12 Stephen Brown Fence Like an Olympian

Women’s Sabre

Number Fencer Name Club
1 Emma McLaughlin Magee Fencing

Men’s Sabre

Number Fencer Name Club
1 Nathan Boles NUIG
2 Barry Quigley* Magee Fencing
3 Michalis Kirimlidis Salle Dublin
4 Daithi Harkin University of Leicester
5 Kieran Dowse
6 Liam Forbes UCD
7 Michael Jacob MX Fencing

Entry Form

  • Entrant Details

  • All fencers must have a valid Fencing Ireland licence. You can check your licence number using the Member Lookup.
  • Email may belong to a coach or parent if required. Please note you must be 13 or older to compete. Fencers under 18 must ask for a parent or guardian's permission before entering.
  • This list shows all clubs currently affiliated to Fencing Ireland. Clubs affiliated to NIF are also listed. If your club is not included, select 'Other'.
  • Please enter the name of your primary club if it's not listed in the drop down menu
  • If you are affiliated with a second club you may select it here. If your club is not included, select 'Other'
  • Please enter the name of your secondary club if it's not listed in the drop down menu
  • Competition Details

  • Entrants may only fence one weapon per day
  • There's a budget to reimburse a limited number of fencers who referee competitions that they're not taking part in. Please check the boxes of the relevant weapons if you are willing to referee. DT will contact potential referees the week before the tournament.
  • On submission of this form, you will be redirected to Paypal for processing of entry fees. You will receive an automatic email confirming your entry once payment is received. Late entries, including those made on the day of competition, will incur a €10 surcharge.

  • Terms and Conditions

  • It is emphasised that, for their own safety, fencers' clothing and equipment must conform to Fencing Ireland and FIE rules and be in good condition.

    Fencing Ireland, the organisers and their officials exclude responsibility for accident, loss or damage to persons or property, howsoever sustained.

    I understand that it is my responsibility to inform Fencing Ireland of any changes in my contact details shown above.

    I confirm I am aware of and understand the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Sport.

    I undertake to respect the Fencing Ireland and FIE anti-doping Rules, use neither prohibited substances nor prohibited methods and agree to undergo any in-competition and out-of-competition testing.

    Fencing Ireland reserve the right to take photographs or footage at this event. Any media gathered will be used to promote fencing as a sport, Fencing Ireland, and/or Fencing Ireland events, and may be distributed in print, advertising, television, or digitally including social media. Fencers or their parents are welcome to opt out by contacting

    I undertake to respect the rules of Fencing Ireland and the FIE.