End-of-season FIE rankings

Posted by & filed under Front page.

The 2018 World Championships conclude in Wuxi tonight, bringing the 2017/18 season to a close. Well done to all of our senior internationals on an excellent season. Men’s Foil 201 Stephen Brown 347 James Brosnan 416 Lachlan Sykes 453 Alastair Johnston 647 Brendan Cusack 795 Michael Thompson Women’s Foil 242 Finnula Mageras 267 Anna Lee… Read more »

European Championships, Novi Sad – Results

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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 »

FIE Satellite (Épée): Split – Results

Posted by & filed under Front page.

Our épéeists made a L32 and a L64 at the last springtime satellite in Split (which moves to the autumn for 2018/19.)  Jamie Simpson defeated Avaert BEL and Bay Colombano ARG. After overturning Chanut FRA 15-14, Simpson was knocked out by out to Federico Marengo ITA. Former Irish Open champion Federico Bollati took the title…. Read more »

Results: European Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships 2018

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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 »

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

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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 »

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

Posted by & filed under Front page.

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 »

Irish Open winners 2017

Posted by & filed under Front page.

Well done to the winners of this year’s Irish Open Fencing Championships! Men’s Épée Satellite: Andrea Vallosio (Italy) Men’s Team Épée: Denmark – Knudsen, Linnemann, Madsen, Olsen Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Team Épée: Brian Boru FC – Coleman, Gorceva, Mion Men’s Foil: James Brosnan (University of Warwick) Men’s Team Foil: Pembroke… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Épée): Dublin – Lanigan-O’Keeffe places in L16

Posted by & filed under Front page.

Well done to all of the Irish fencers who competed in the Dublin Satellite this weekend! Below are results for the Irish and Irish-based fencers: 14 Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) 24 David Losonczi (Pembroke FC / EnGarde) HUN 25 Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) 27 Benedict Chambers (FFF Stockholm) 40 Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) 41… Read more »