The 2018 Irish Open will take place at the National Indoor Arena outside Dublin on 27-28 October.


FIE Men’s Épée Satellite:

Irish Open Fencing Championships (individual and team):

Entry Lists


Saturday 27 October

Women’s Épée Check in by 9:00
Men’s Épée Satellite Check in by 9:00
Men’s Foil Check in by 9:15
Women’s Foil Check in by 13:30

Sunday 28 October

Men’s Sabre Check in by 9:30
Women’s Sabre Check in by 9:30
Team Events
Men’s Team Épée Check in by 10:00
Women’s Team Épée Check in by 10:00
Men’s Team Foil Check in by 10:00
Women’s Team Foil Check in by 10:00
Men’s Team Sabre Check in by 13:30
Women’s Team Sabre Check in by 13:30

How to Enter

Entry to the FIE Satellite in Men’s Épée is via your national federation. If you are Irish, please contact us at, ensuring that you have a current FIE licence in addition to your Fencing Ireland membership.

For the other Irish Open events, enter via the online forms linked below.

Format & Live Scoring

Individual Events:
One round of pools seeded from Irish domestic rankings. All fencers promoted to tableau, seeded based on results of pool. Direct elimination without repechage to final.

Team Events:
All teams promoted directly to tableau, seeded based on results of individual tournaments in the same weapon. Direct elimination to final with fencing for places.

Live scoring will be available here over the weekend.


The event will take place at the National Indoor Athletic Training Centre, part of the National Indoor Arena on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.


There will be food/drinks served all day at the Arena. (coffee, tea, drinks, a range of sandwiches, wraps and crepes at reasonable prices)

Information for Satellite Fencers

Registration and Weapon Control

Fencers are reminded that all gear used must conform with the FIE Rules for Competition. Registration and Equipment Control will be available at the National Indoor Arena on Friday 26th October from 18:30-21:00* and on Saturday 27th October from 07:30-09:00. The following equipment will be checked:

  • épées (maximum of four per fencer)
  • mask (maximum of two per fencer)
  • glove
  • plastron

* Fencers representing Ireland must attend for Control on Friday 26th October. Depending on flight arrival time etc, fencers travelling from overseas may also wish to avail of the Weapon Control at the venue on Friday night; though this is intended primarily for Irish fencers, all will be welcome.


The official tournament hotel is the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown. Fencers may obtain a preferential rate of €129/night for a twin room or €119/night for a single room with both rates including breakfast. Rooms must be booked in advance. The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle to/from Dublin airport by prior arrangement with the hotel. Fencing Ireland will operate a free shuttle bus for all participants from the Carlton Hotel and the National Indoor Arena on the morning of the tournament.

Rooms and/or shuttle from the airport can be booked by telephoning the hotel on +(353)1 8275600. Alternatively, the hotel may be contacted via email at .

If hostel type accommodation in the city centre is preferred , then we can recommend:


On arrival at Dublin Airport, the easiest way to the City Centre is with the blue Aircoach bus which is located immediately outside the terminal.

Bus transport to the National Indoor Arena is via the 38 and 38a.  These depart from O’Connell Street – cross the street from the O’Connell Street Aircoach stop at the Gresham Hotel, and look for 38/38a bus stop.