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 »

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 »

Cadet Circuit (Épée): Clarke and Kalimtgis go out in Bratislava first round

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A record-breaking 800 cadets fenced at the Circuit event in Bratislava over the weekend, including two cadet épéeists. Sophia Kalimtgis' lone victory over Su CAN only did not see her through to the DEs, with both Sophia and Isabelle Clarke eliminated after the pools. Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) – 207th of 241 Isabelle Clarke (Munster Blades… 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 »

EFC Cadet Circuit (Épée): Espoo – Kalimgtis progresses in European debut

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Ireland was ably represented at the Cadet Circuit event near Helsinki with Sarah Steacy on refereeing duty and two young épéeists flying the flag. Making her international debut, Sophia Kalimtgis defeated Palumbo ITA, Wetzker HUN, Sadler GBR and Leisti FIN to reach the tableau, only to be overturned 6-5 by Ritakallio FIN. Close matches against Sivakumar SIN… Read more »

Cadet Circuit: Manchester (Foil) – McKay and Velma qualify

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The EFC Cadet Circuit continued in Manchester on Saturday. Both Irish fencers progressed to their respective tableaux, in doing so earning qualification for this season’s Cadet Europeans and Cadet Worlds. Men’s Foil Matthew McKay (RBAI) defeated Fernandes POR and Rhys-Pollitt GBR in the pool to earn a place in the tableau. He overturned 23rd seed… Read more »