Fionbarr Farrell, OLY, is a three weapon fencing master. He was also a student of Prof. Duffy and has had an illustrious career in RTE and an enviable record of achievement in fencing.
Between 1965 and 1978, he fenced for Ireland at the World Championships and in 1968 represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. He reigned as National Foil Champion in 1992/3.
Maître Farrell has a strong interest in stage fencing and fencing choreography and has been a judge at the International Stage Fencing Championships.
Fionbarr is the only Irish Fencing Coach Tutor accredited by Coaching Ireland.
in 1991 he became a Level 5 Maître d'Armes in all three weapons and is former Treasurer of the Irish Academy of Arms. He has been Vice President of the International Academy of Arms.
Fionbarr was fencing master to Salle d'Armes Duffy, Sandymount in 1999, St. Killian's German School, Wesley College, St Conleth's College and Belvedere College.
For many years, he was Master at Arms to the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Stephen Concannon is a Prévôt de Sabre. He discovered fencing later than most, joining the UCD Fencing Club in his first year at UCD in 2004. While he spent his first few years competing across all 3 weapons, he eventually specialised in sabre.
Stephen went on to win many competitions on the Irish circuit and was on many occasions the Irish Open and Irish National Sabre Champion. He also represented the Irish Men's Sabre team for over a decade, competing in 11 consecutive 5 Nations tournaments from 2007 to 2019 and across continents on the FIE circuit, including competing at the European and Olympic Qualifiers in 2015-16.
Stephen's primary aim as a coach is to share his passion sabre and its adrenaline inducing speed with everyone from beginners to elite athletes in order to grow the number of sabreurs across the country.
He brings his multi-layered experience allied to a contagious sense of fun to sabre coaching in Salle Dublin.
Grant Couper is a Prévôt de Fleuret. He started fencing in his post-graduate year at Trinity College and competed on the university team. He previously dedicated himself to Kenpo Karate and all-in grappling.
He demonstrates his enthusiasm for coaching foil in Salle Dublin and communicates his pleasure and enjoyment of both foil and épée to everyone he coaches.