The National Circuit comprises a ‘top tier’ series of six high-quality tournaments. For full details about the role of the National Circuit in the Irish rankings, see the Rankings Explained page.

National Circuit

The tables below show the titleholders and medal tables for this season’s National Circuit and are correct as of 7 October 2018.


Current Titleholders

*denotes defended title

WOMEN'S WEAPONSÉpéeFoilSabre
South of Ireland OpenKate Coleman
(Brian Boru FC / Pentathlon Ireland)
Crystal Percival
(DUFC)
Aoife O'Loughlin
(Cyrano)*
West of Ireland OpenKirsten Siig Pallesen
(NUI Galway)
Rita Diczhazi
(University College Cork)
Lillias Healy
(University College Cork)
Irish Open 17/18Natalya Coyle
(Brian Boru FC)
Keziah Beattie
(Grosvenor FC)
Niamh Spence
(Cambridge University)
Northern Ireland Open 17/18Rachel Conner
(Laszlo's Fencing)
Keziah Beattie
(Grosvenor FC)
Naomi Lee
(Shakespeare’s Swords)
East of Ireland Open 17/18Sophia Kalimtgis
(Knightsbridge FC)
Emilia Velma
(Pembroke FC)
Naomi Lee
(Shakespeare's Swords)
National Championships 17/18Natalya Coyle
(Brian Boru FC)
Keziah Beattie
(Grosvenor FC)
Beth Taylor
Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
MEN'S WEAPONSÉpéeFoilSabre
South of Ireland OpenRory High
(Edinburgh FC)
Christopher Lennon
(Salle Boston)
Michalis Kirimlidis
(Salle Dublin)
West of Ireland OpenDavid Losonczi
(En Garde FC / Pembroke FC)*
Andrea Petrignani
(UCD)
Alex Reilly
(DUFC)
Irish Open 17/18Andrea Vallosio ITAJames Brosnan
(University of Warwick)
Stephen Concannon
(Salle Dublin)
Northern Ireland Open 17/18David Burnside
(Cambridge University)
David Alexander
(Nottingham Cavaliers)
Michalis Kirimlidis
(Salle Dublin)
East of Ireland Open 17/18David Losonczi
(Pembroke FC / EnGarde FC)
Phillip Cripwell
(DUFC)
Stephen Concannon
(Salle Dublin)
National Championships 17/18Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe
(Brian Boru FC)
Stephen Brown
(Queen's University Belfast)
Stephen Concannon
(Salle Dublin)

Club Medal Table

After two events, the 2018/19 medal table stands as follows on 7 October 2018:

Place Club   Gold     Silver     Bronze  
1 DUFC 2 3 3
2 University College Cork 2 1 2
3 Brian Boru FC 1 2 4
4 Pembroke FC 1 1 4
5 Salle Dublin 1 1  
6 UCD 1   4
7 Pentathlon Ireland 1   3
8 NUI Galway 1   2
DEN Varde Faegteklub 1   2
GBR Salle Boston 1   1
9= Cyrano 1    
9= En Garde FC 1    
GBR Edinburgh FC 1    
10 Magee Fencing   1 1
11= Belfast FC   1  
11= Fence Like an Olympian   1  
13 Lisburn Gladiators     1
GBR University of Dundee     1

Medal Table 2017-18

Place Club   Gold     Silver     Bronze  
1 Brian Boru FC 6 4 11
2 Pembroke FC 6 3 10
3 Salle Dublin 5 4 10
4 Dublin University 3 7 12
5 Queen’s University Belfast 2 3 1
6T Munster Blades 2 1 1
6T Grosvenor FC 2 1 1
8 Pentathlon Ireland 2   2
9T Cambridge University 2    
9T EnGarde 2    
9T Shakespeare’s Swords 2    
12 NUI Galway 1 2 1
13 Cyrano 1   3
14T University of Limerick 1   1
14T Knightsbridge FC 1   1
14T University of Warwick 1   1
17T Nottingham Cavaliers 1    
17T Laszlo’s Fencing 1    
19 Lisburn Gladiators   2 1
20 University College Cork   1 4
21T Belfast FC   1 2
21T Salle Boston   1 2
21T Brixton FC   1 2
24 Magee FC   1 2
25T Salle Holyrood   1  
25T Ulster University   1  
25T Paris Université Club   1  
28 University College Dublin     8
29 Fence Like an Olympian     2
30T Boyne Valley FC     1
30T Fairfield Fencing Academy     1
30T TH Hamburg Eilbec     1
30T University of Surrey     1

Medal Table 2016-17

Place Club   Gold     Silver     Bronze  
1 Pembroke FC 6 4 14
2 Dublin University FC 5 9 13
3 Salle Dublin 4 6 7
4 Munster Blades 3   2
5 Lisburn Gladiators 2 4 8
6 Ravenwood FC 2 1 3
7 Brian Boru FC 1 4 7
8 Pentathlon Ireland 1 3 4
9 University College Cork 1 1 9
10 NUI Galway 1 2 6
11T Foyle Fencing 1   1
11T Grosvenor FC 3 1 2
11T University of Warwick 1    
14 Queen's University Belfast   3  
15 Belfast FC   1 1
16T Hunterhouse College   1  
16T Ulster University   1 1
18 University College Dublin     3
19T Boyne Valley FC     1
19T Dundalk IT     1