European Championships, Novi Sad – Results

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Ireland had six fencers in Novi Sad this week for the European Fencing Championships. Team Ireland participated in four of the individual events and in the Men’s Team Foil. Men's Épée (104) Yannick Borel FRA claimed his third back-to-back European title in a 15-14 thriller against Nikolai Novosjolov EST. View full ME results >>  Men's Épée… Read more »

Results: European Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships 2018

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Ireland sent a team of three to this year’s European Championships, held in the Russian town of Sochi. Cadet Championships [Full results] London-based Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) defeated Dzekevich BLR and Cervenkova CZE in the pool. Drawing the 7th seed in the tableau, Sophia was knocked out 15-8 by Eid Tjulin SWE. Robbie Cockburn competed in Men's… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Foil): Great results from Barcelona

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There were huge results from Ireland’s foilists at the Barcelona Satellite, held this year in the suburban town of Sabadell. Men’s Foil Stephen Brown got the top result of the day, winning five of his six pool matches including his bout against world #85 Files CRO. Brown earned a bye through the L128, but fell… Read more »

Team Ireland named for Junior & Cadet Worlds 2018

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Fencing Ireland is delighted to announce the team that will represent Ireland at the Cadet and Junior World Championships in Verona this April. Weapon Junior Event Cadet Event Men’s Épée – – Women’s Épée IndividualSophia Kalimtgis*Charlotte Slater* IndividualSophia KalimtgisCharlotte Slater Men’s Foil Individual & TeamEoin GronningsaterJohn Robert Cockburn*Jake McGillion-Moore*Matthew McKay* IndividualJohn Robert CockburnJake McGillion-MooreMatthew McKay… Read more »

Irish team selected for Junior & Cadet European Championships

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Congratulations to the young fencers who have been offered a place on the Ireland team for the 2018 European Championships. This year’s European Championships will take place from 1-11 March in Sochi, Russia. Fencers who achieve a qualifying result between January 14th and the Championships will also be offered a place, subject to availability in… Read more »

JWC Udine (Foil): Anna Lee makes L64

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Junior foilist Anna Lee placed in her third L64 of the season on Saturday at the Alpe Adria JWC in Italy. Beating Martinez Lopez ESP, Salmas AUS, Semenova RUS, and Conti ITA in the pool, Lee earned a bye into the L64. She was knocked out by Kondricz HUN 15-8. In Sunday’s Mens Foil event, Michael Thompson… Read more »

Cadet Circuit: Tauber & Halle, U23 Series: Moedling – Foil success for Clarke and Lee

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Ireland’s representation didn’t finish with the Turin Grand Prix in this busy weekend for our international foilists. European U23 Series Junior fencer Anna Lee (Paris TA) fenced at the U23 event in Moedling, Austria. Defeating Marechal FRA and Tulen NED in the pool, she edged past the first-round cut to face Kraenkl AUT on home… Read more »

Good luck to Team Ireland at the Five Nations 2017!

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Ireland is fielding a full squad at the Five Nations in Cardiff this weekend. Best of luck to each of our weapon teams! Men’s Epee Paddy Brennan, Tom O’Brien, Antoine O’Kelly, Dawid Kulka (Reserve: Geoffrey Corcoran) Women’s Epee Lucy Johnson, Anna-Lise Mion, Kate Coleman, Sorcha Mellon-Whelan (Reserve: Isabelle Clarke) Men’s Foil Conor Nagle, Philip Lee,… Read more »

FIE World Cup (Foil): St Maur, Paris – Team Ireland moves to 37th in the world

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Ireland entered two individual fencers and a Women’s Foil team for the World Cup event in Paris this weekend. Fresh from junior success in Bochum, Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) earned a place in the tableau with victories over Ueltgesforth GER and Havrankova. Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) also came through the pool with two victories, besting… Read more »

JWC Bochum (Foil): Anna Lee reaches the L64

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Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) came through her pool with a single defeat (5-4 to world no. 2 Ebert GER). Victories over Gill GBR, Bartalova SVK, Pacelli ITA, Pijaczynska POL and Kano JPN saw Anna into the tableau. A first round tie against Takada JPN finished 15-12 in Anna’s favour, but in the L64 she was… Read more »