Young Fencers Continue March Across Europe

Fencing is as ‘St. Conleth’s’ as the Tuck Shop and Herbert Park duckpond plunges, and if you came by to our recent Junior School Open Day, you would have seen Michael Li and Luke Sherlock demonstrating their sport for our visitors.  We also have heard news that Conleth’s alumnus Benedict Chambers just missed qualifying in Prague for the Irish Fencing team going to the Rio Olympics.  And that James Moriarty-Smyth and his brother Myles have continued their steady progress across the continent, putting various continentals to the sword.  while back it was Paris and most recently, it was the Rokietnica Cup in Poland where both boys competed in the U14 category and the boys, especially Myles, performed beyond expectation.  The brothers have made a piece of sporting history by being the first fencers to represent Ireland on the European U14 circuit, earning the front page of the Irish Fencing website.  Further details of their exploits are on the Pembroke Fencing Club Facebook page.