Irish fencer grabs bronze in US

Irish fencer Siobhán Byrne won a bronze medal yesterday at the 16th Annual National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championshiops in Houston, Texas.

Irish fencer Siobhán Byrne won a bronze medal yesterday at the 16th Annual National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championshiops in Houston, Texas.

Ireland's top fencer, Siobhán is currently attending Ohio State University on a sports scholarship.

Siobhán met 2004 Olympic Gold medallist, Mariel Zagunis in the semi-finals. Zagunis achieved silver at this event with Emily Jacobson, representing Columbia, taking the gold.

Siobhán and her younger sister, Kiera, will be joining the Irish team for a five-way tournament between Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in Durham on April 2 and 3.

Irish Team for April 2/3

Men - Foil

Evgeniy Kazantsev

Philip Lee

Peter McCaffrey

Darius Vasseghi

Captain: Philip Lee

Men - Epee

Yves Carnec

Benedict Chambers

Conor Nagle

Eric Proffit

Captain: Conor Nagle

Men - Sabre

Paul Bouchier-Hayes

Jack Ritchie

Marcos Simpson

Nick Rumney

Captain: Paul Bouchier-Hayes

Women - Foil

Aoife Lennon

Leah Smith

Zoya Syoneina

Caoimhe Delaney

Captain: Aoife Lennon

Women - Epee

Michelle Murray

Yvonne Murphy

Virginie Gautier

Rachael Flynn

Captain: Michelle Murray

Women - Sabre

Keira Byrne

Siobhan Byrne

Giselle Cullinane

Sarah Drumm

Captain: Giselle Cullinane

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