Commonwealth Games Summary

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The Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships took place in Newcastle between 23rd and 30th July 2018. Northern Ireland had fencers competing in all weapons throughout this competition at both Cadet and Junior level.

Our fencers obtained some hard-fought and thoroughly well-earned individual results across the board, including L16 finishes from:

  • Keziah Beattie in Junior Women’s Foil
  • Kieran Dowse in Junior Men’s Sabre
  • Emma McLaughlin in Cadet Women’s Sabre
  • Daniel Sigurdsson in Cadet and Junior Men’s Foil
  • Michael Thompson in Junior Men’s Foil

In particular we would like to highlight the exceptional achievement of Beth Taylor who earned Bronze in Junior Women’s sabre, defeating the number one seed in her L16 bout, and earning a decisive victory in her L8.

Cadet Men’s Foil

Daniel Sigurdsson – 16th

Finn McMullan – 27th

Jonathan Connery – 32nd

Rowan Luney – 34th

Matthew McKay – 38th

 

 

TEAM RESULT: 7th

Junior Men’s Foil

Daniel Sigurdsson – 14th

Michael Thompson – 15th

Finn McMullan – 18th

Luke Wallace – 36th

Jonathan Connery – 38th

 

TEAM RESULT: 5th

Cadet Women’s Foil

Charlotte Slater – 21st

Catherine McConvey – 26th

Sarah Shaw – 33rd

 

 

TEAM RESULT: 8th

Junior Women’s Foil

Keziah Beattie – 15th

Charlotte Slater – 24th

Catherine McConvey – 37th

Sarah Shaw – 39th

 

TEAM RESULT: 8th

Cadet Men’s Epee

N/A

Junior Men’s Epee

Paul Verdon – 25th

William Girvan – 29th

Michael Thompson – 38th

Cadet Women’s Epee

Charlotte Slater – 25th

Junior Women’s Epee

Charlotte Slater – 21st

Cadet Men’s Sabre

N/A

Junior Men’s Sabre

Kieran Dowse – 12th

Christian Hegarty – 27th

Daithi Harkin – 31st

 

TEAM RESULT: 7th

Cadet Women’s Sabre

Emma McLaughlin – 16th

Ciara Cormican – 21st

Jodi Desmond – 22nd

 

TEAM RESULT: 5th

Junior Women’s Sabre

Beth Taylor – 3rd

Ciara Cormican – 21st

Emma Robinson – 22nd

 

TEAM RESULT: 5th

We are very grateful to all fencers for representing Northern Ireland at such a prestigious event, and immensely proud of your achievements. We hope that you all have gained valuable experience that you can take forward as you continue to develop your skills in this sport.

NI Fencing would like to extend gratitude to the team staff for accompanying and organisation with the fencers – team manager Maitre Mike Westgate, assistant team manager Ásdís Lindal, and assistant coach Dr Gerard Madden. We would also like to thank all family members and friends for their support.

With the Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships now completed, we wish the best of luck to our fencers representing Northern Ireland at the Senior Commonwealth Championships which will take place in Canberra, Australia later this year.

2018-08-06T09:31:58+00:00