June 5th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 10th of June at 9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each week.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Ann Foley, Ann Barron, Mary Power and Kathleen Murphy - Coonogue.  Catering for the following Friday 17th of June will be: Nora Furlong, Dympna Bradley and Margo O’Reilly - Coonogue.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 27th were as follows:
Terry Mc Donald, Ann Byrne, Ned Evoy, Patsy Byrne, Kay Whelan, Mick Kelly, Pat Ryan, Michael Kavanagh, Matt O’Neill and Tom Rochford.

Winning numbers are – 3, 16, 18 and 28.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There were two match three numbers winners who were: Paul Doyle, Coolboy and Eamon Roche, Taghmon.  Next draw is worth €5,200.00.  Winning ticket seller receives €400.00.  The next draw will take place in The Outhouse on Monday 13th of June.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

Thanks to parishioners from Newtown/the Leap for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of May, it is now the turn of the parishioners from Adamstown for the month of June.  This concludes the Rota for the last twelve months.

The annual Parish Field Evening will take place this Friday 10th of June in the Community Centre from
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.  The usual stalls, fun and games will be there.  Tickets are on sale throughout the Parish at the moment €2.00 each or book of three for €5.00.  Your attendance and support is much appreciated.

The full schedule book and entry forms are now available for the 64th Annual Show in Adamstown on Saturday in Adamstown on Saturday 2nd of July.  For all information and entry forms please contact Kay McCabe (Hon. Secretary) Ballyvergin House, Adamstown any evening after 7.00 pm on 053 9240635 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or www.adamstownshow.com.  Please support your local show!

The Adamstown Defibrillator Group held their first meeting on Wednesday 25th of May at 8.00 pm to discuss Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) for the community.  A committee was formed and the following were elected: Chairman – John Furlong, Secretary – Catriona Whelan, Treasurer – Catherine Kelly.  The training co-coordinator is Aileen O’Neill.  It was decided to get advice from the Irish Heart Foundation about the best way forward to having Automatic External Defibrillators’ (AED’s) in the area.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th of June at 9.00 pm in the Community Centre.  A representative from the Irish Heart Foundation will be attendance to give a talk to the group and answer questions.  The support of the community is essential to making AED’s happen for the area as we need people to be trained in CPR and in how to use a Defibrillator.  Anyone interested but having some reservations about what is involved should attend as these concerns will be addressed.  Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday last the U-12 football boys played St Johns Volunteers in A-Town, and came away with a win of 3-7 to 2-5.  Their next hurling match is Tuesday next 7th of June against Kilmore in Kilmore at 7.30 pm.

Saturday 28th of May will be a day that will be remembered by a young Adamstown girl Marguerite Furlong, Marguerite Furlong not only won the Leinster U-12 Girls Shot Putt but also she rewrote the records books, by setting a new championship best performance.  Marguerite will now go on to represent Adamstown in All-Irelands to be held in July.  Well done Marguerite.  Also taking part in track events on the day were Triona Mooney and Zara Power, who although not in the medals, they did themselves proud.  The club also took part in the Leinster pairs, U-10 Girls Kate Jackman and Rachel Power finished 6th in 60m Sprint, 6th in the Long Jump, our hardy U-10 Boys narrowly missed the medals with Luke Byrne and David O’Gorman 4th in the ball throw and 7th in the 500m and our U-11 Girls Sonia Mooney and Tara Doyle were in hard luck too finishing 4th in the ball throw and 8th in the 600m.  Stephen Gorman finished 4th in the Leinster Junior 800m, Joe Mooney finished 4th in the Leinster Schools 1200mm walk and Patrice O’Gorman finished 5th in the Leinster Schools 1200m Walk. Well done everyone, and let’s get that 4th monkey off our backs!


Awards Ceremony
Colaiste Abbain held their Awards Ceremony in the College on Thursday 26th of May Special guests were: Ms Clare McMahon CEO, Co Wexford VEC; Mr Jim Moore, Chairman VEC; Mr Paul Kehoe TD; Cllr Denis Kennedy, Chairman BOM; Anne-Marie Irish, SCP Co-ordinator; Ms Densie Harler, Adamstown Historical Society; Ms Cait Bradley, BOM; Fr Robert Nolan,PP; Mr Noel Carton, Wexford Senior Hurler and Metalwork.  The following students received awards: Christopher Redmond – Music; Nicole O’Dowd – Geography and Music; Thomas Ring – French/Woodwork and TG; Stephanie Sinnott – Irish; Maggie Connors – Home Economics; Daniel Thorpe – English and Geography; David Buckley – Irish, Collette Ring – English/Biology, Home Economics, Senior Prism Maths Competition and Best Junior Certificate results 2010; Theresa Ring – English Art and Senior Girls Athletics.  FastForWord – Emma Doyle.  Students who took an extra subject at leaving Certificate – Brid Bradley and  Leanne Hennessy.  Missed no Days in 5 years – Brid Bradley; Class Teacher Awards 1st Year - Kevin Delaney; 5th Year – David Buckley; 6th Year – Rachel Cooney.  Debating and Public Speaking – Brid Bradley; Co Wexford Youth Council – Philip Coady, Dillon Doyle.  6th Year Meitheal Leader – Brid Bradley, Rachel Cooney.  School Magazine – David Buckley, Philip Coady, Emma Delaney, Dean Doyle, Dillon Doyle, John Doyle, Peter Aidan Thorpe and Colette Ring.  LCVP Awards – Emma Delaney, Dean Doyle, Dillon Doyle, David Buckley, Brid Bradley and Leanne Hennessey.  Sport – Daniel Thorpe, John Doyle, Dean Sinnott, Thomas Ring, Kevin Delaney and Christopher Redmond, Girls – Stephanie Sinnott.  Student of the Year – Brid Bradley.  Congratulations and well done to all.

Best wishes
Colaiste Abbain wishes all the best to Mr Paul Glynn on been appointed Principal of the new Secondary School in Gorey.

Thank You
The 3rd year students and Miss O’Connor from Colaiste Abbain would like to say a big “Thank You” to all who attended the Bric-A-Brac Sale in January.  We would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Paul Cullen for his kind donations.  We would also like to thank Pauline Kavanagh, Cait Bradley, Eileen Martin and Fr Nolan for their kind support on the day.

President Obama paid a generous tribute to the Irish people for their generosity to the poor and suffering people of the world.  Last Year €15,000,000.00 was contributed by the Irish people to Trocaire.  You may have Trocaire Boxes in your home, please bring them to the Church next Sunday – Every Little Helps!

May 1st    €319.00
May 8th    €398.00
May 15    €438.00
May 22    €234.00
May 29    €226.00

Many thanks to the faithful people in the Parish for their unfailing loyalty and generosity.

The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are welcome.

Daily Mass at 9.30 am (unless otherwise stated).
Adoration from every Monday to every Friday at
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Saturday 4th of June Mass at 8.00 pm – Willie Moore, Oldcourt (A)
Saturday 11th of June Mass at 8.00 pm – Bena Barron, the Leap (A)
Sunday 12th of June Mass at 10.30 am – Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Pray for Larry and Phena Walshe (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 11th of June Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday 12th of June (Pentecost Sunday) Mass at
10.30 am – Sheelagh Delaney

Sending good wishes to our oldest Parishioner, Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow on the occasion of her 94th birthday on Thursday last.  Josie who is being cared for at home by her family still gets up at 8.30 am every morning.

The Bones
The Wishbones…those who wish somebody else
Would do something about the problem

The Jawbones…those who do all the talking
but very little else.

The Knucklebones…those who knock everything

The Backbones…those who do the most of the work
(Fr Brian D’Arcy)