Generational Conflict!

How dare those debaters steal the spotlight!  Don’t they know that pride of place on the front page is always reserved for fencers?  Sure enough, the swashbucklers were at it again over the ‘break’…
Last Sunday, James Moriarty-Smyth and Claudio Sosa competed in the East of Ireland Open, a Tier A-ranked Senior National Circuit competition, hosted at UCD.  In a series of  twists worthy of the pen of Dumas, Conlethian youngsters were pitted against some savvy old boys!  James ended his campaign against Philip Cripwell (see above!) at the  Second ‘DE’  stage. In a parallel  ‘current versus past pupil’ contest, Claudio found himself facing Philip Lee, founder of Pembroke and current Irish Fencing President, in his first round of  poules!  The Conlethian Contingent, both old and new, fenced extremely well, with the ‘New Wavers’ of Claudio and James placing 10th and 31st respectively.  Not bad for boys fencing men!