International - Fencing Ireland

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Contact the selectors

To apply to represent Ireland at international fencing events, please complete the application form linked above. To contact the Fencing Ireland selectors with other queries please email:

Selection 2023

Senior Five Nations 2023

The squad representing Ireland at the 2023 Five Nations has been named. The next Five Nations will take place in Scotland, Saturday November 18th

Women’s Épée

Alisha Mullen

Anna Lisa Mion

Isobel Radford-Dodd

Camille Hindsgaul

Men’s Épée

Dawid Kulka

Duncan Slater

Tom O Brien

Conor Nagle

Women’s Foil

Fiadhnait McDonough

Emilia Velma

Kiara Wigzell

Erika Sanvito


Men’s Foil

Claudio Sosa Smatrala

Myles Moriarty-Smyth

William Mac Donald Hughes

Ardeshir Ehteshami

Women’s Sabre

Grainne O'Connor

Saoirse McGlinchey

Frances Quigley

Christina Cernat

Men’s Sabre

Kevin MacSweeney

Michalis Kirimlidis

Brian Crowley

Jack MacSweeney


World Cadet and Juniors Championships 2023

The squad selected to represent Ireland at the Cadet and Junior World Championships in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in April 2023 was:

Cadet Men's Foil
Eoghan OhAnluain Fay
Leon Gautier Loftus
Myles Moriarty-Smyth

Junior Men's Sabre
Liam Cerasi

Junior Men's Foil
Claudio Sosa Smatrala
William Mac Donald Hughes

Junior Men's Épée
Giacomo Pietrobelli

Chef de Delegation - Colm Flynn

European Cadet and Juniors Championships 2023

The squad selected to represent Ireland at the European Cadet and Juniors Championships in Tallinn ( Estonia) in February has been named.

Chef de Delegation -  Virginie Gautier


Mens Foil:

Leon Gautier Loftus


Mens Epee:

Giacomo Pietrobelli

Mens Foil:

Claudio Sosa Smatrala

William Mac Donald Hughes





Irish Kit 

On the Piste

Fencers representing Ireland at EFC or FIE events must display their name and nation code on their kit as follows:

  • Surname and country code (IRL) are required on the back of the fencing jacket (at épée) or lamé (at foil and sabre) in accordance with FIE Rule m.25, part 3 h) :The name of the fencer must be displayed on the back of the jacket, with the abbreviation of the national federation below it, at the level of the shoulder blades. They must be printed directly onto the jacket or onto a cloth entirely sewn onto the jacket. The letters must be in dark blue, in capitals, between 8 cm and 10 cm high, and between 1 cm and 1.5 cm wide, according to the length of the name.

For FIE events national colours are compulsory as follows:

  • National colours are required in accordance with FIE Rule m.25, part 3 g). The national colours should be printed or embroidered on to both legs of the breeches.
  • A copy of the national colours may be downloaded here. The logo should cover an area measuring 300 mm x 68 mm on each leg.
  • Please note that the Irish national colours should NOT appear on the arms of the jacket, but on the breeches only as shown opposite.
  • National colours not required at EFC Cadet or U14 events.

Optional: Ireland Mask

An official mask design for Irish fencers has also been registered with the FIE and is approved for use at FIE competitions, as follows. Please contact your mask manufacturer when ordering to request a mask with the Irish national design. Use of painted masks is entirely optional.

Other Uniform Requirements

Before travelling to any international competition, always check the latest edition of the FIE Rules For Competition (available on the FIE website) to ensure your equipment conforms fully to the rules. The FIE Rules are reviewed throughout the season and subject to change.

Note: When competing in team events at World Cups, European Championships, and World Championships, all athletes must have matching socks!

Please contact Nuala McGarrity regarding the availability of the official Ireland Tracksuits -





For more information on printing and embroidery



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