November 19th 2017

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 24th November at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 24th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 1st Dec will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea. On Fri 8th Dec will be: Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. On Fri 15th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 10th were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw which took place on Monday 13th were: 3-16-23-29. There was no Jackpot winner, the following five players matched 3 numbers and each got €40. Oliver Furlong, Grallagh, Stella Delaney, Tomgarrow, Phil Bradley, Templeshelin, Anne O’Neill, The Boola & Mary Thorpe, Newtown.
Cait Bradley was the seller’s prize winner of €100. The next draw is on Friday 24th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €10,900
The Shamrock Vintage Club held its AGM on Tuesday 7th November. The following were elected for the coming year, President Phil Jackman, Chairman John Walsh, Sec Ben Doyle, Treasurers Seamus Murphy and Paddy Wadden, Safety Officer Joe Kehoe. The club will hold its fifth annual Ploughing Match on Sunday 3rd December on the Scully Farm, Ryleen, New Ross at 11am. There will be classes for single furrow trailer, 2-furrow tvo, and classic diesel. The proceeds will go the Senior Citizens Parties in Adamstown, Raheen and Newbawn. Anyone who would like to give a donation or sponsorship towards the day would be most appreciated. The Christmas party will be held in Scully Pub, the Maudlin on Saturday 16th December with a sit down meal at 8.30pm, limited no of tickets from the following
Phone no: 087 2829722. The date for the Pat Byrne Memorial Tractor Run will be 1st April 2018, full details later.
DARE TO WEAR’ for the Irish Cancer Society
Fundraising event ‘Dare to Wear’ in Brad Og’s Bar on Saturday 25th November at 9pm in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. 80’s Disco & prizes. Wear fancy dress, wedding dress, debs dress or bridesmaid dress. Contact Linda on 087 2215340 for further information.
A Social Dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall on Saturday 18th November. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12am. Music by Adrian Ryan. Teas served, please come and support.
A huge crowd gathered at St Abbans Hall last Saturday night for a night of tremendous entertainment at the 2017 Prickly Rose Contest. Well known sports commentator Liam Spratt was the compere on the evening while Pat Crean, James Dobbs and Nora Furlong were the judging panel. 9 extremely funny contestants battled it out for the coveted crown with some side splitting party pieces on show. Congratulations are in order for all of the contestants with victory finally going to local comedian extraordinaire Des Redmond, Templeshelin representing his sponsors English’s Fruit Nursery. Other sponsors of Rose entrants were Adamstown Oils Ltd t/a J&M Oils (Charlie Bradley), Moloney Windows (Shane McDonald), Clonroche Agri Build (Tomas French), Mr. Oil (Jack Barden), Sinnotts Centra (Andy Culleton), Foulksmills Stores (James Furlong), Horse & Hound (Sean Barden), M&C Furlong Transport (Liam Stafford). The GAA club would like to sincerely thank all the Rose contestants, their sponsors, all those who supported this event, the St Abbans Hall Committee for the use of the ballroom, and also to everyone who helped out in organising and operating the event.
Hard luck to our Junior B hurling team who were beaten last Saturday by just 1 point after extra time in their Leinster Club Quarter Final played at Ballinakill, Co Laois. The team gave it everything as always and just came up short to their Offaly rivals who scored a penalty in the last minute to deny us victory- beaten but unbowed. It has been a great year for the Junior B’s which saw them crowned as County champions in recent weeks so great credit goes to all the players and mentors for their efforts.
St Abbans GAA Club AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 4.30pm. All nominations for positions within the club can be sent to the secretary. 2017 has been a watershed year for the club in purchasing land adjacent to the community centre and we hope to embark on an ambitious pitch construction plan in 2018 so please come along to the AGM to keep up to date on developments. New club members welcome as always.
The ICA meeting was held on Wednesday 8th November in the Community Centre, a very good attendance. All business was dealt with. The Christmas outing to Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater shopping centre will take place on Saturday 2nd December followed by a Christmas dinner in the Lord Bagheal Inn. If anyone would like to join us please contact any ICA member with a non-refundable deposit of €15 before Nov 20th. The cost is approx. €55. The Senior Citizen Christmas party will take place in the Horse and Hound on 10th December, invitations will be out soon. It was decided instead of doing Kris Kindle this year, that we donate the money to the Woman’s Refuge. A lovely tea was served by Mary J and Helen. Sheelagh won the competition, Mary won the raffle.
Sat 18th – Betty, James & Margaret Booth & deceased members of the Booth family, Adamstown (A)
Sun 19th – Mary Teresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Sun 26th – James Power, Raheenduff (A)
Pray for Patrick Cullen, Adamstown, Mary Sinnott and Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
May they rest in peace
Sat 18th – Frances Gallagher Sun 19th- Callie Doyle
Sat 25th – Ulick Stafford Sun 26th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 2nd Dec- Liam Whelan Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 18th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 19th – Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 25th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 26th – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Basket collection this Sunday going to Br. Kevin Crowley, Capuchin Day Centre, to help feed the homeless and poor. Please give as generously as you can, if you will not be attending Sunday Mass please give a donation to Fr Nolan. Thank You.
The November Mass for the Holy Souls will take place this Mon 20th Nov – Fri 24th. All Masses at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory. At the end of Mass each person present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting in front of the altar.
Mon 20th Nov – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue
Tue 21st – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields
Wed 22nd – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown
Thurs 23rd – Kellystown, Raheenduff, Chapel & The Barracks
Fri 24th – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & Woodview Drive
Sat 25th – for all those who died during the year.
May they rest in peace.
Envelopes containing lists, which you may fill in for the Holy Souls, are in the Porch of the Church.
Bereavement Support is available to all who are grieving or suffering loss of any kind. Telephone No; 087 3846577
Free and confidential Service.
Please give good notice in advance to Fr Nolan and the priest of the other party. Minimum notice of three months is required. A pre marriage course is obligatory in the Diocese of Ferns, since January 2016. To arrange a course contact ACCORD, St Bridget’s Centre, Clifford St, Wexford.
Tel: 053 9123086
We extend our deepest sympathy to the following:
To Noreen and Jay Whelan and family, Kellystown on the death of Noreen’s father, Tony Wickham, Bloomfield, Enniscorthy, who died on Friday 10th Nov. To his wife Betty, son Mark extended family and friends our sympathy also. His funeral Mass was celebrated in Davidstown Parish Church on Sunday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
To Fr Jimmy Moynihan, Newbawn and all his family on the death of their mother Mrs Patty Moynihan, Marcillia, Ferns our deepest sympathy. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Aidan’s Church, Ferns with burial afterwards in St Aidan’s Cemetery, Ferns. May she rest in peace.
Paddy (Patty) O’Brien, Shankill, Dublin and a native of Adamstown died on Friday 10th November. To his wife Marie (nee Doyle, Ballyvergin) his family Declan, Majella, Ollie and Janet, his brother Nick, Sister Eileen, relatives and
friends in Adamstown our sympathy. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Anne’s Church, Shankill with burial in Shanganagh cemetery. May he rest in peace.
The death occurred on Tuesday of Sean Flood, The Old Rectory, Clonroche, Sean had lived for many years in Adamstown and was well known, throughout the area. Our sympathy to his wife Kathleen, sons John, Robert, Tom sister Marie, Flood & Furlong families Adamstown, relatives and friends. Sean was predeceased by his son Diarmuid. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday 16th in St Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace
The Panto members together with Carrickbyrne Pike Group are working hard in preparation for their upcoming musical Devine Intervention. The musical will run from Tue 5th Dec to Sat 9th, in Clonroche Hall at 8pm. Booking – 085 7850794
Register by 25th November 2017
The Draft Register of Electors is now on display at your local Post Office, Library, Garda Station, Citizens Information Centre, or local Authority, and online at until 25th Nov 2017.
“An ethical problem arises when profit becomes an end in itself and when the gains of the greedy are at the expense of the pains of the needy or the environment. There is evidence to suggest that the Western world has recklessly squandered the resources of the world and exploited developing economies for their selfish gain. The social cost of this economic activity is to be seen in environmental destruction. “The myth that needs to be exposed is that a drop in consumption automatically leads to deprivation. In fact, studies suggest that most industrial countries could product the same volume of goods and services with only about one third of the present consumption of energy”
There is very little appreciation that this generation has obligations to future generations”
Fr. Seán McDonagh (Ireland’s Eye - Nov ’17)