Our 18 entries at the Dublin satellite were not the only fencers representing Ireland at world level this weekend as five fencers competed in Italy at the first foil Grand Prix of the season.
Victoria Duxbury placed 107th of 155, having defeated Vianello ITA, Rivero VEN and Lin HKG in the pool. She progressed to the second round but was knocked out by Jubenot FRA.
Anna Smith of DUFC took a victory over Khelfaoui ALG in the pool and finished 139th.
Despite victories over Kozlowski POL and Mohammad KUW, Brendan Cusack missed the cut for the DEs and finished in 148th place.
David Alexander and Gavin Williams had one victory each, over Vinluan PHI and Xavier BRA respectively, coming 158th and 170th.