Brendan Cusack and Finnula Mageras flew the flag for Ireland over the St Patrick’s weekend, contesting the Anaheim Grand Prix in California. Despite a close match against Paik USA, Brendan Cusack crashed out of Day 1 after the pools. Finnula Mageras had a more fortunate run in the women's event. Having seen off Zeiss USA,… Read more »
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Concluding the pool without victories, Michalis Kirimlidis placed 186th of 202 at Sabre de Wolodyjowski World Cup in Warsaw.
This weekend saw Ireland contest a Team World Cup in Women’s Épée for the very first time. At the team event in Barcelona, Ireland drew the USA for their first-round match and went out 45-15. The USA went on to take bronze after losing their semi-final to Russia in priority. Facing the Olympic champions Italy… Read more »
Two of our Women's Épée fencers qualified for the World Championships on Saturday. Lucy Johnson and Jennifer McGeever both went V2D4 in the pools to earn a tableau place at the Barcelona World Cup Lucy Johnson's victories over Riedmueller GER and Aksin TUR resulted in a draw against Rojkova UZB. Johnson overturned the higher seed 15-14,… Read more »
Finnula Mageras, a US-based junior foilist, got her international career for Ireland off to a flying start. Competing at the senior world cup in Algiers, Mageras progressed to the tableau and overturned Lin HKG 15-10. She was knocked out by Samsonova RUS and placed 94th of 135. Finnula Mageras (Notre Dame Fencing) – 94 /… Read more »
Although Michalis Kirimlidis got a victory on the board against Lopez of Puerto Rico, neither Irish fencer made it through the cut at the Trofeo Luxardo on February 2nd. Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) – 192 / 212 Michael Jacob (Shakespeare's Swords) – 201 / 212
James Brosnan made it to the preliminary 256, winning pool bouts against Rosatelli ITA and Jessop AUS. Drawing Braun GER, Brosnan kept the match level up to 7-7, but the German was able to find another gear in the second half of the match, claiming the L128 spot with eight unanswered touches. Stephen Brown missed… Read more »
Victoria Duxbury secured victories over Vallero-Collantes SWE and Hajas HUN in the pool, but a place in the tableau eluded her by a single touch as Duxbury proved the second fencer to miss the cut. Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) – 147th of 183 There were medals for Russia, USA, Italy and Germany as half of… Read more »
Victoria Duxbury competed at the first of this season’s foil Grand Prix, defeating Ueltgesforth GER and Jubenot FRA in the pool. She narrowly missed the cut for tableau, placing 146th of 176.
Brendan Cusack seeded 94th after pool victories over Mayakan THA, Keryhuel CIV and Morris AUS, drawing world no. 88 Dmitry Trofimov. Cusack was knocked out 15-7 by the Russian and placed 112th of 177.
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 »
Lucy Johnson (DUFC), fencing her first A-Grade, scored one victory in the pool (over Picart CHI) and has not qualified for the next round. She places 202 of 212 épéeists.