Round 3 of the N Ireland Junior Foil Series
Last Saturday 6th January the Shankill Leisure Centre was again the venue for a round of the N Ireland Junior Foil Series. This was the Round 3 and 14 Sullivan Upper Fencers were in attendance, 6 of whom brought back medals: 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.
In the boys’ U14s event SU fencers Sam Snoddy and Ethan Dilworth both made the semi-finals. Ethan went out at this stage, taking a 3rd place bronze, while Sam won his semi with a close 15-14 win. However, Sam then lost in the final, finishing with the silver medal. Adam Sugar ended up just outside the medals in 5th, with Thomas Morrow and Patrick John in 7th and 8th places. The girls’ U14s saw Erin Keough win her 3rd consecutive bronze medal.
Amelia Penny, Cassidy Ogle and Lois Donald were again SU’s representatives in the U16 girls’event. Amelia and Cassidy met in the final, a memorable fight with Amelia initially gaining a 9-2 lead but with Cassidy fighting back to take the score to 14-14. The final point was taken by Amelia for a so-close 15-14 win. Lois finished just outside the medals in 5th. The boys’ U16s had 5 SU competitors: Noah Currie, Myles Wilkinson, Lennox Brown, Tom Woolsey-Jensen and Theo Beggs. Noah won through to the semis, and then on to the final where he lost a tough fight to take the silver medal. Tom, Theo, Myles and Lennox all made the quarter-finals, finishing in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.
This was another excellent SUFC competition turn-out, well done to all 14 entrants. Round 4 of the NIJFS will be on Sun 4th February in the Sullivan Upper Sports Hall.
10th Jan 2024