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Fencing: N Ireland Junior Foil SeriesRound 5 and Final Series Results

The 5th and final round of the 2023/2024 N Ireland Junior Foil Series was held last Sunday 3rd March in the Sullivan Upper Sports Hall. Twenty two SU fencers took part across 5 of the 7 age group categories.



In the boys’ U12s Eric Hutchinson and Flynn Woolsey-Jensen progressed through to the semi-finals, though both were knocked out at this stage and finished joint third. Cormac McCleary and Zach Fyffe made the quarter-finals, finishing 6th and 7th.



Five SU fencers made the quarter-finals in the boys’ U14s: Ethan Dilworth, Sam Snoddy, Adam Sugar, Oliver Stevenson and Patrick John. Ethan and Sam went through to the semis, where both were beaten, finishing joint 3rd, while Adam, Oliver and Patrick were all one fight from the medals in 5th, 7th and 8th. Hugo Hazle, Tom Morrow and Rory Fosker finished 9th, 10th and 11th. In the girls’ U14s Erin Keough made the semi-finals, but lost there to take bronze.



Amelia Penny, Cassidy Ogle and Lois Donald all made the U16 girls’ semi-finals, Lois going through after a tight 15-14 quarter-final win. Cassidy and Lois went out in the semis, leaving Amelia to take a convincing 15-3 win for the gold medal in the final. The boys’ U16s had 5 SU entrants: Myles Wilkinson, Noah Currie, Lennox Brown, Theo Beggs and Tom Woolsey-Jensen. All 5 made the last 8, with Myles, Noah and Lennox going through to the semis and Theo and Tom finishing outside the medals in 5th and 7th. Noah and Lennox lost their semi-final fights, finishing joint 3rd, while Myles continued through to the final. This was a close fought affair right up to the end, and with the score at 14-14 Myles won the deciding point to take the gold medal.


This was another excellent SUFC competition turn-out, with a total of 2 gold and 9 bronze medals won.


Sullivan Overall Series Results


After totalling of points from all 5 NIJFS rounds, Sullivan fencers finished in the following series positions. 

This was an amazing year in terms of junior competition results for SUFC, finishing with 2 SU fencers taking N Ireland junior fencing championship wins: Amelia Penny (U16F) and Myles Wilkinson (U16M). Also, another 9 SU fencers won 2nd and 3rd place championship trophies: Grace Tsang (2nd U12F), Sam Snoddy (2nd U14M), Cassidy Ogle (2nd U16F), Noah Currie (2nd U16M), Naomi Baird (3rd U12F), Eric Hutchinson (3rd U12M), Erin Keogh (3rd U14F), Ethan Dilworth (3rd U16M) and Lennox Brown (3rd U16M).


David White

SUFC Coach

06 Mar 2024 


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