End-of-season FIE rankings

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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

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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 »

FIE Satellite (Sabre): Reykjavik – Results

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This year saw a record turnout for the Viking Cup as 43 sabreurs travelled to Reykjavik. With three victories apiece in the pools, both Irish fencers met one of the eventual medallists and went out in the L32. Michael Jacob faced down Kennedy CAN, Gustavsson SWE and Pitura CAN, losing his L32 against Gelinas CAN… 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 Budapest (Sabre): Near-miss for Aime at first JWC

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Frantz Aime defeated Rasulov USB and Tkachev RUS in the pool at the Coupe Heracles JWC in Budapest, but was unfortunately the fifth fencer to miss the cut. Frantz Aime (CHC Chatelaine): 133rd of 175 Matteo Neri ITA held on to the title for a second year, and earned his second JWC gold of season against world #8… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Sabre) – London: Kirimlidis and Jacob fence off for L32

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oth Irish sabreurs at the Camden International concluded their pools with three victories, as Michael Jacob defeated Parr GBR, Leponis GBR and Levy-Bencheton FRA while Michalis Kirimlidis earned victories over GBR fencers Janssen, Potter, and Redshaw. Unfortunately the two were drawn against each other in the L64. Kirimlidis maintained his seeding to progress 15-13, then… Read more »

FIE Satellite: Ghent (Sabre) – L32 for Kirimlidis

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Belgian Fencing held the Flemish Open sabre satellite on Sunday. Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) recorded pool victories over Rapp GER, Redshaw GBR, Hoschna CZE and Bottecchia BEL. Kirimlidis earned a bye into L32, where he faced Rapp GER for a second time and was knocked out 15-10. He placed 22nd of 53. Michael Jacob had just… Read more »