Early morning start at 3.45am followed by taxi, bus, Luas and lots of walking delivered the Fencing competitiors to the East of Ireland Fencing Competition in the Belfield Campus of U.C.D.
Two round of poules saw William Mac Donald Hughes placed No 16 on the Leaderboard and Patrick Leonard No 29.
Direct eliminations saw Patrick fight gallantly against one of the Irish National players. William beat the U.C.D. player 15-5.
Second round of direct eliminations unfortunately saw William out of the competition at 15-11.
It was a long day for both William and Patrick who arrived back in Glenstal at 11.00pm tired but satisfied with their standings.