The national rankings for Cadets shall be published in the first week of each month. A cadet is defined as any fencer who is under 17 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 2016/17, anyone born after 1 January 1997 may compete as a Junior, and anyone born after 1 January 2000 may compete as a Cadet.
Please contact the IFF 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 U17 entry shall also be counted as detailed below.

Tier Weighting Starting Points Events
FIE Tier 300% 15
  • FIE Satellites
  • European Cadet Circuit
Tier A 200% 10
  • Irish National Cadet/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 U17s:
    – Lord Killanin Trophy
    – Excalibur Cup
    – Irish Youth Open
Tier C 66.6% 3
  • Intermediates