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30th July, 2023

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 29th & Sun 30th July 2023  

Volume 23.  Number 28



Congratulations to the Adamstown Ladies Football team who defeated Kilanerin 0-15 to 2- 05 on Saturday last in the Roban Financial Ladies Football Division 1 League in Oylegate. Gaining their second League cup in a row, great achievement for the ladies, mentors and all involved.

The team was: Leanne Delaney, Cora Flood, Áine Shannon, Ella English, Katie White, Grace Cloney (0-1); Isobel English, Róisin Stephenson (capt 0-1); Eilish Roche (0-1); Elaine Dunleavy, Sandra Thorpe (0-1); Róisin Dillon, Caragh McDonald (0-1); Cathy O’Brien (0-7); Jasmine Martin (0-2) Subs: Ella Furlong, Erin McDonald (0-1); Niamh Bates, Molly Cloney, Aine O’Brien, Laura McEvoy, Jenny McGuinness, Méabh Wickham, Caoimhe Curtis, Leah Furlong, Katie English, Niamh English, Ellen Duggan, Sinéad Roche, Katie

Kelly & Caoimhe Quigley.


Great achievements at the Juvenile Track & Field championships in Tullamore last weekend.

Well done to Seán Walsh who came third in the u-14 2,000m walk (11.27.59); Ciara Mooney 2nd in the U-19 3,000m walk (15.56.61)

James Prendergast won Silver in the U-16 boys shot putt

(13.65 metres)


On Tuesday July 19th Adamstown ICA Guild had their annual outing which was to Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

The bus left a rainy Adamstown at 9.00am with twelve ICA ladies on board & a number of parishioners. We stopped in Ballinaboola where we were joined by members of Ballyanne Guild & a number of ladies from The Thursday Girls Newbawn, all very welcome.

Our next stop was Lemybrien for a coffee/tea/toilet break and then on to Ardmore for a guided tour at one o’clock, duration one & half hours. By this time the rain has stopped

Much to the delight of everyone. Some ladies opted to stroll around Ardmore or enjoy a walk on the beach or just relax.

After the tour we headed to Dungarvan where we spent a pleasant couple of hours doing the necessary retail therapy, all part of a lady’s day out. A lovely dinner was served up at

the Park Hotel at 6.30pm where we were spoiled for choice.

Many thanks to Helen for organising a wonderful outing and she left no stone unturned to ensure everything ran smoothly and we had a brilliant day. Thank you to our courteous bus driver Bernard & Michael Gray coach hire for getting us to & from our destination safety. We would also like to our lovely non ICA ladies who joined us on the day and hope it will encourage them to join our guild for more fun & friendship!


The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 24th July were: 2 – 6 – 20 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner including online and one match three player – Eugene Bradley, Newbawn who received €200. The next draw takes place in the Community Centre on Monday 8th July for a Jackpot of €15,000. It could be your lucky numbers next time.



Thomas Edison and Henry Ford

In 1896, Thomas Edison, t he great inventor, who invented t he electric bulb, was working on an idea to design a car when he heard that a young man who worked in his company had created an experimental car.

Edison met the young man at his company’s party in New York and interviewed him about the car. He was impressed!

He had the same idea as the young man but he was considering electricity as the power source while the young man used gasoline engine to power the car.

He slammed his fist down and shouted “young man, that ‘s the thing! You have it’… I think you are on to something’ I encourage you to continue your pursuit s”

With these words of encouragement from the most highly respected inventor in the United States at the time, HENRY FORD, continued his work, invented a car and became wealthy. On December 9th, 1914, Thomas Edison’s laboratory and factory got burned. He was 67 years old and t he damage was too extensive for insurance cover. Before the ashes were cold, Henry Ford handed Edison a cheque for $750,000 with a note saying that Edison can have more if he needed it!

In 1916, Henry Ford relocated his home to the building next to Edison’s home and when Edison couldn’t walk and was confined to a wheelchair by his doctors, Henry Ford also bought a wheelchair in his house so that he could run wheelchair races with his friend and mentor.

Thomas Edison made Henry Ford believe in himself and got a friend for life!


Don’t ever be jealous of other people’s success. If you can’t win a race, help the person in front of you to break the record! Your candle will not lose its light when it lights up another’s candle.

Yes! This article is for us as imperfect humans to follow!!

For t hose who think they have arrived, who think some persons are no longer in their circle/class, who thinks those they wined with yesterday have no value again, you know what? We are light for others to see, only if we know.

Thank you so much for reading through.



Sat 29th – Jim & Nora McGee, The Leap (A)

Also        Margaret (Peggy) Flynn & William Flynn, Kilbraney Bridge, Gusserane also Kathleen Bagge, Adamstown, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford (A)

Sun 30th – Vincent Power, The Leap (Month’s Mind)

Also his parents David and Joan Power, Camblin,

New Ross (A)

Sat 5th Aug – Bob Barron, The Leap (A)

Also –     M.J. Booth, Adamstown (A)

Sun 6th – People of the Parish.

May they rest in peace.


Sat 29th – T. J. McDonald.    Sun 30th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 5th Aug – Eoghan Greene.   Sun 6th – Neasa Cloney

Sat 12th – Liam Whelan          Sun 13th – Ann Ryan

Morning Mass each weekday at 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 1.00pm.


Mon 31st – St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), from the north of Spain, founded the Society of Jesus. By the time of his death, the Society had spread widely and had over one thousand members. His great theme was the service of God and God’s greater glory. The experience of his conversion led to his writing of the Spiritual Exercises.

The Patron in St. Abban’s, Adamstown will take place on Sunday 3rd September.


‘Parents sow goodness and faith in their children, and they are called to do so without being discouraged even if at times they seem not to understand or to appreciate their teachings, or if the mentality of the world is against them.

The good seed remains, this is what counts, and it will take root in due time. But if, giving in to mistrust, they give up sowing and leave their children at the mercy of fashions and mobile phones, without dedicating time to them, without educating them, then the fertile soil will be filled with weeds.

Parents, never tire to sow in you children!

(Pope Francis July 2023)


Thanks to the ladies from Ballyvergin, Glenour & Rathsilla for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of July. It is the turn of parishioners from Doononey/Rathkyle for the month of August.


The class teacher asked, “Now, Johnny, tell me, do you say prayers before eating?” “No Miss”, little Johnny replied,

“I don’t have to – my mother is a good cook”


Delighted to see our new sign up!

Thanks to Paddy at O’Shea Joinery for all his hard work creating the new sign, thanks to Martin Smyth for working on the design and thanks to Barry Power at Power Concreting for helping to erect the sign at the weekend.

The sign was commissioned by funds received from the late M.J. Booth and the Adamstown Historical Society.

The new sign for Adamstown Community Centre is dedicated to the memory of the late M.J. Booth.

Thanks  M.J., Rest in Peace.


Dublin footballer Ger Brennan says a comment by a Mayo player during a 2013 league game was one which kept him motivated that season. Brennan is deeply religious. A taunt about his faith was one he could not disregard. The centre-back won his second All-Ireland in 2013 as Dublin beat Mayo in the final. “In 2013 in the league, I got put off against Mayo just before half-time, ” Brennan said, “A certain player came up and gave me a clap on the back. He said “Well done, Ger, go off now and say a few prayers’  “He is still playing. I won’t tell his name because it ‘s not fair on him. When we beat them in the 2013 final, I made a beeline for him. I went up, shook his hand and said, ‘Hard luck, I’ll say a few prayers for you tonight’. Brennan studied Theology in Maynooth and once considered going into the priesthood.

“I’m never going to impose my faith on anyone else but it just makes perfect sense to me that there is something greater going on in the world. Trying to tune out the bad noise that exists in the world to allow yourself become on or enter into a relationship with the divine, I’ve always felt that connection”

AS THIS WEEKEND IS THE ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL – We usually have a prayer for players, this week it’s the referees we remember.

The Referees Prayer

Before we take the field we pray,

Save us from abuse today.

Save us from disgruntled fans,

From bottles, toilet rolls and cans.

Give my legs the speed to keep the pace,

For the middle of the park is a lonely place.

When the game is over if disaster looms,

Guide us safely to the Dressing Rooms.

Protect  my linesmen true and tall,

Let their eyes be sharp for the “off the ball!.

To the lads in the dug out seething and fumin’

Remember lads we’re only human.

Protect my umpires with their coats so bright,

Let their greens be green and their whites be white.

Let their eye and their vision be straight and true,

Let their errors, if any, be small and few.

And when at last our time is o’er,

And we’re waiting at St. Peter’s door,

He’ll say “come in lads” with eyes full of glee,

“For your hell was on earth, you’re the Referee.

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