Beth started fencing 7 years ago when after her brother tried it out and, being the competitive little sister, had to be better than him.
Beth started learning the basics of foil, then swapped to sabre due to it being more aggressive and faster, "it was better suited to me and I've been fencing sabre competitively for 4 years now."
"When I started fencing sabre my club was solely boys and it was 2.5 years until I had a female training partner because fencing is a male dominated sport."
Beth has been competing internationally for Ireland for the last 3 seasons, being selected for the last 2 World Championships and European Championships. She is currently the highest ranked fencer in Ireland at both Junior and Senior level as well as being the Senior Irish National Champion.
She was also a finalist in the British Championships this year. "I have previously been selected to fence for Northern Ireland in the Senior 5 Nations and am travelling to compete in the Junior Commonwealths in July 2018."
"This coming season I will be competing in Junior world cups in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Spain. My short term goal is to medal in the Commonwealths, while my long term goal is to qualify for the World Championships again and eventually represent Ireland in Senior World Cups and hopefully Olympics."