Facing the situation in terms of the virus we unfortunately have to take a
longer break !
Following the goverment`s decision and the crisis policy of Fencing Ireland (IFF) there will be
no training activities in our club until further notice !
(at least till after Easter 2020).
All competitions - incl. next weekend`s Galway Novice - were cancelled / postponed. Pitty - but we get over it. Let`s do our best to stay healthy and in shape, gain new energy from the break and come back more powerful than ever !!! I will keep you informed. All the very BEST to our club members, their families and all our friends !
In 2019 we were happy to take a number of very promising beginners and some experienced competition fencers on board. It simply leaves me with the warm and cosy feeling that our club is in fact heading into an exciting future - good sports / good fun !
Here are some training pictures / scenes from our new "ravens" :
Oisin Barthoz (left) started in an age of 12 years with epee straight away. Here at training with Luke Roberts.
Inquartata ? No problem for Oisin. Including Luke we have a good number of left handed fencers in the club. So for our beginners a good opportunity to get used to all opponents - left or right handed.
Not only to meet the fencing rules : Perfect attitudes after the fight.
Liam Maguire (left) joined our club in the age of 14. He also preferred epee from the beginning. Here in our special training session in Milltown CC with Owen Hughes - a more experienced but still young and promising fencer from the Midlands who also joined recently.
Liam (left) - showed here good focus even under pressure. Not easy for a beginner to deal with one of Saoirse`s attacks successfully.
Callum Baldrick (left), competition fencer and cpt. of NUIG fencing, and Patrick Kennedy (right), competition fencer and vice cpt. NUIG, joined our club CFC as well. Great to see our friends from NUIG officially on board ! Callum also takes the role of our CFC vice cpt.
Great fun with our new "warriors" at the CFC in Claregalway !
Alexandra Papantonoudi (left), started fencing at the CFC. She is a quick learner and convinced to continue her sport after her studies back in her home country - Greece. Here at training in Claregalway with Nicole Bolte and me.
There are more names to mention :
- Sean Clarke(great fencer and former cpt. NUIG)
- Sarah Hickey (Safety officer NUIG)
- Sophia McCormack (Beginner)
- Dominic Parr(Beginner)
... joined our club as well ! Good stuff indeed !!!
(Sorry - no more pics available at the moment. I hope to add a few soon.)