The 2016 Celtic Challenge was held in Dublin over the
weekend of 23rd/24th July at DCU hosted by Ireland Fencing. Veteran fencers from various Celtic nations took part in competitions over both days with their individual results being accumulated
to decide the overall result for the Dragon Trophy.
After two busy days of hard fought competition
(within an excellent Gala Diner on the Saturday evening), Wales returned home as the overall winners.
It is a credit to our membership that Wales had
such a large, strong contingent of male competitors in epee, sabre and foil and full credit to a number of our members that they competed in multiple weapons allowing Wales to field full teams in all
weapons, without their valuable contributions Wales would not have been the overall winners.
We would love to have a complete squads in the
future , especially in women's events, so that fencers do not have to compete in multiple weapon categories (unless they wish to), if you are over 40 (or will be soon), please contact us so that
you can be added to the list of Veteran fencers who should be considered for selection for the Welsh Team.
Men's Epee Team: 1st
ME: Silver (2nd) : Rob Phelps Bronze (3rd):
Jeff Conover Denis Callanan 7th, Gareth Law 8th, Mark Robertson 11th, Peter Davies 13th, Harry Toland 14th, Simon Thompson 16th, Richie Roberts 20th, Jamie Morris 23rd.
Men's Sabre Team: 2nd
MS: Joint Bronze (3rd): James Selby, Jamie
Morris. Harry Toland 6th, Neil Bowd 9th.
Men's Foil Team 4th.
Mark Robertson 7th, Gareth Law 9th, William David
Thomas 10th, Simon Curling 11th.
Women's Foil Team: 1st
WF: Joint Bronze (3rd); Margaret Myers, Lyn
Robinson; Catherine Bowd 6th, Patricia Shepherd-Foster 7th.
Women's Epee Team: 3rd
WE: Bronze (3rd): Catherine Bowd, Lyn Robinson
11th, Margaret Myers 13th, Paticia Shepherd-Foster 15th..
Women's Sabre Team: 2nd
Gillian Aghajan 5th, Lyn Robinson 8th, Patricia Shepherd-Foster 9th.
Full results are available from