It’s our pleasure to announce the below fencers have qualified for the Cadet European Championships in Porec, Croatia in Mid February as well as or the Cadet World Championships in Salt Lake City, USA at the start of April.
*The Selectors have accepted a result of top 50% at a Cadet world cup as qualification for Juniors. We were only able to do this as they will not displace other fencers solely competing on the Junior circuit.
All at Fencing Ireland wish to congratulate all of the fencers for this incredible achievement. We wish them all our very best and hope its a valuable experience.
Eoin Gronningsater got his international season off to a great start with a Bronze medal in the Mexico City Mens Foil Satellite, following up on his silver medal in the Mexican satellite a year ago.
Eoin got off to a hot start in the poule stage dropping only 1 bout to Diego Cervantes of the host nation. He proceeded to a number of convincing wins over Marin (MEX), Beltran (MEX) and Shih (TPE). He concluded the competition with a 15-10 loss to British Olympian and world #17 Marcus Mepstead.
Mepstead would go on to lose a closely contested to final 15-12 to Maximilien Van Haaster of Canada.
Michalis Kirimlidis finished 60th of 88 in a very deep and strong field at the Ghent Mens Sabre satellite.
Michalis was 2V and 4D in the poule stage but with 2 controversial 4-4 losses. He is was not able to overcome the low seeding resulting from these losses and lost 15-5 to Ho (HKG) who was knocked out by eventual champion Edern Annic of France.
In Turku, Finland our female Epeeists had a mixed day.
Lorette Laschetti started the day with 3V and 3D which set up a very harsh L64 draw bout against multiple World Cup Medallist and Olympian Erika Kirpu who progressed after her underachievement in the poule stage.
Lucy Johnson also started the day with 3V and 3D and likewise drew a tough L64 as she was eliminated by world #45 Yoshimura (JPN)
Annalise Mion won a single pool match against Salminen and did not progress to the elimination round.
Our 2019 AGM will take place on Friday, 14th June, 2019 at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 at 8:00 pm The official notice of AGM, including 2018 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life or Student membership) on Thursday, 23rd May, 2019
To enable us to include details of nominations for Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and seven Board Members, we invite nominations for these positions. Please send nominations (which should also be seconded) by email, by Monday, 20th May, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fencing Ireland are currently recruiting for a new General Manager.
The General Manager will be responsible for the managing the daily work of Fencing Ireland, developing the sport’s marketing strategy, the co-ordination and of Fencing Ireland’s of relationship with the national and international governing bodies, and the systematic implementation and review of Fencing Ireland’s policies and procedures.
To fill the vacancy of Chairperson following the resignation of Laura Donaghy, the FENCING IRELAND Board has
decided to hold an EGM (date yet to be confirmed). The official notice of EGM including Agenda will be sent to
voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life or Student membership) on Friday, 2nd November, 2018.
To enable us to include details of nominations for Chairman, we invite nominations for this position.
Please send nominations (which should also be seconded) by email, by Wednesday 31st October, 2018, to email@example.com
Hosted by UCD, the Irish Intermediates are open to any fencer who hasn’t won a nationally ranked tournament. It takes place on the weekend of October 13th and 14th in UCD’s Sports Centre. The Entry Form and Entry Lists can be found by clicking the links.