The national rankings for Juniors shall be published in the first week of each month. A junior is defined as any fencer who is under 20 on January 1st of the current season.

JUNIORS || Men’s ÉpéeWomen’s ÉpéeMen’s FoilWomen’s FoilMen’s SabreWomen’s Sabre

CADETS || Men’s ÉpéeWomen’s ÉpéeMen’s FoilWomen’s FoilMen’s SabreWomen’s Sabre


In 2017/18, anyone born after 1 January 1998 may compete as a Junior, and anyone born after 1 January 2001 may compete as a Cadet.
Please contact Fencing Ireland if you have been listed incorrectly.


Ranking points shall be awarded according to the same schema as the senior rankings, available on the Rankings Explained page. In addition, competitions limited to U20 entry shall also be counted as detailed below.

Tier Weighting Starting Points Events
FIE Tier 300% 15
  • FIE Satellites
  • FIE Junior World Cup
Tier A 200% 10
  • Irish National Junior Championships

National Circuit events:

  • Irish National Championships
  • Irish Open
  • Northern Ireland Open
  • South of Ireland Open
  • West of Ireland Open
  • East of Ireland Open

Selected GB events:

  • GB: Bristol Open (foil, sabre)
  • GB: Birmingham International (foil, sabre)
Tier B 100% 5
  • Vinnie Duffy Sabre
  • Dublin Épée
  • North West Open
  • Derry Open
  • Belfast Open
  • Pembroke Youth Series for U20s:
    – Lord Killanin Trophy
    – Excalibur Cup
    – Irish Youth Open
Tier C 66.6% 3
  • Intermediates
  • Winter Blade