Founded in 1774 and reestablished in 1936, the DU Fencing Club is the most successful fencing club in Ireland and one of the most successful sports clubs in Trinity. DUFC offers students the chance to fence foil, épée and sabre, as well as providing wheelchair fencing since 2019. The club is also part of the Trinity Sport High Performance Programme, which offers its First Team access to additional strength and conditioning, coaching, and health expertise.
In recent years DUFC has seen considerable success, winning a total of 54 medals in the previous season alone, and achieving gold medals in the South of Ireland Open, Derry Open, Irish Open and Belfield Sabre.
We cater to complete beginners, international fencers, and everything in between. Whether you’re completely new to the sport and are keen to try something new, or an advanced fencer looking for international opportunities and expert coaching, our club has a place for you. Regardless of your level, DUFC offers a vibrant social scene for making life-long friends.
Dr. Colm Flynn
A former Club Captain himself, Colm has coached DUFC for over a decade, with training and experience from Fencing Ireland, the FIE, and Budapest and Tauberbischofsheim Fencing Clubs. He is currently the Development Officer for Fencing Ireland and Trinity Sport.
- Secretary – Elle Loughran
- Treasurer – William Mac Donald Hughes
- Armourer – Adriana Hrabowych
- Beginner’s Officer – Luke Patzold
- PRO – Jonathan Herz
- Junior Armourer – Jakub Pstrusinski
- Social Secretary – Calum Kyle
- Competitions Officer – Páidí Walsh
- Alumni Officer – Donncdha Carroll
- Disability Officer – Alexander Zita
- OCMs – Crystal Percival, James Cole
There are a number of honours which can be bestowed to Club members during their time in DUFC. The elected positions of President and Club Captain are awarded to upstanding individuals who members believe can best lead us. The highest sporting achievement in Trinity College is Pinks, which may be awarded by a collective vote of all sporting club captains once an individual has completed a set of criteria in their sport. Finally, there are Honorary Members, those who have best embodied our values and contributed hugely to the furthering of DUFC’s goals. The current list of these individuals can be found below. If you or anyone you know is missing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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- Mr Justice J.M. Kingsmill-Moore, 1952-59
- Blanche Weeks M.Sc., MD, 1964-66
- Dorothy M. Henry, 1969-70
- Mrs Simms, 1970-73, 1974-75
- D. Perrem, 1975-76, 1977-80
- Harry Thuillier, 1980-81
- Redvers Skelton, 1982-95
- Gerry Cahill, 1995-2000
- Brian Hamilton, 2003-06
- Rory Greenan, 2008-13
- Chris Mills, 2013-17
- Rory Greenan, 2017-Present