Category: general

Summer League Update

I was away on holidays for a couple of weeks, attending amongst other things a performance of the entire of Wagner’s Ring Cycle – more on that in another post.  I dropped into the club on Tuesday when I returned…

Modern Pentathalon Makes Paper

Great spread in the Irish Times on Natalya Coyle pentathlete and one of our Olympic hopefuls, who trains occassionaly at our club. I love the idea of the modern pentathalon; running, swimming, riding, fencing and shooting. Obviously, I fence, and…

Diamond Sharp Fencing

It’s always surprising to find out who is a fencer in their spare time. The latest celebrity to be un-masked (so to speak) is Neil Diamond who, according to this article in the Irish Times, was quite a handy fencer…

Dancing and Fencing

I took a family dance workshop the other day with the wife and child as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.  I used to do a lot of dancing, from traditional to classical, but, like a lot of things, I…