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Well done to our senior sabreurs at the Istanbul satellite over the weekend. Stephen Concannon and Aidan Clarke (both Salle Dublin) finished 17th and 32nd respectively in a field of 57.

Aidan Clarke was V2D4, beating Dalgic TUR and Tan SIN and qualifying for second round. Clarke eliminated Oboladze GEO 15-8. He was knocked out 15-9 by Sahin TUR.

Stephen Concannon was V5D1 with victories over Firat TUR, Georgiev BUL, Ulker TUR, Al Sawaedi IRQ and Polat TUR. Concannon seeded 6th for the tableau with a bye into the L32. He was upset in a controversial L16 match that concluded 15-13 to Georgiev BUL.

Following this morning’s tragic events in Istanbul, we are pleased to report that both fencers are safely back in Ireland and our thoughts are with all those in Turkey.

Image credit: Tim Morehouse, via Youtube

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