November 14th

The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th of November at 9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each night.  Catering on the 19th will be: Gerty Mooney, Marie Mooney, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong.  Catering the following Friday 26th November will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, and Mary Fortune.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 8, 18, 19, 20.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Andy Fenlon, Ballymurtagh, Danny Gorman, Tomgarrow and Michael Morrissey, Rathsilla each of them receiving €67.00.  Next draw is worth €11,900.00 and it takes place in The Bora Inn, on Monday 22nd of November 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.00.

A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will take place this coming Thursday 18th of November at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre.  All members please attend.

It’s the best of luck to the Adamstown Junior Hurling Team and their mentors when they play the Kilkenny Champions “John Lockes” at Taghmon in the A I B Leinster Club J H C semi-final on this Sunday at 2.30 pm.  The club has been very successful this season in reaching a number of semi-finals and finals with the Junior Hurlers winning the county final and the Leinster quarter final.  They are hoping to see a large turn out of supporters on Sunday to cheer on the lads who are doing their parish proud and only one hour away from a Leninster Final.

A I B Junior Hurling Competition


John Lockes, Callan

In Taghmon

Sunday 14th November @ 2.30 pm

Please come along and support the lads.  Your support on the day would be greatly appreciated.

A meeting of Adamstown Community alert Committee will be held in the Community Centre on this coming Monday 15th of November at 8.30 pm.  All committee members are asked to attend.

There will be a folk group practice in St Abbans Church on Tuesday 16th of November at 8.00 pm.

The Adamstown AC would like to thank everyone in the local community and businesses for their generosity, patience and support in the successful running of the Leinster cross country championships last Sunday.  A huge workforce from the area and Wexford Athletics, many past athletes, their families and neighbours gave freely of their time to work in the kitchen, car parks, track and behind the scenes.  To Fr Nolan who gave us access to the Parochial House and changing mass time to facilitate the event and to Gavin and Stuart Rothwell who gave us the use of their land to host the Leinsters, the club cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support.

When it got down to business on the track U17 Boys 500m Stephen Gorman was our best performer on the day finishing 14th just narrowly outside the medal position.  Stephen put in a great run and shows strong form for this upcoming All Ireland in the U16 Boys in Derry on 28th of November.  The club wishes him well.  U11 Girls Triona Mooney, Tara Doyle, Julie Furlong, Sonia Mooney, Meabh Byrne, Zara Power and Eodhain Stafford finished 8th team out of 15th.  U11 Boys Craig Wall, Luke Byrne, Padraic Wickham and Brian O’Gorman all ran like troopers and have another 2 years under 11.  U13 Girls were represented by Shannon Wall, Roisin Stephenson and Emma Byrne, U13 Boys Liam Stafford, JP Furlong, Jack Power, Ryan Carthy Walsh, Conor O’Gorman and Joe Mooney, U15 Girls Patrice O’Gorman and Claire Stephenson and U15 Boys Sean Barden.  Well done everyone.

Clonroche v Adamstown – this match was played on the Adamstown grounds which resulted in a victory for the visitors.  The day being very favourable there was a large number of spectators present.  After the usual regulations are being made they tossed, which proved favourable to the Clonroche team, who at one took the field and cast out the first four with one ace.  The batting (playing) of J Whelan and J Doyle for Adamstown was most successful for ten and thirteen alternately.  Clonroche kept a very close field six being caught out from the bowling of Hendrick and Maquire.  After a short space the Clonroche men took the bat and held a tough play against the close bowling of P Curtis, bringing a victory of one ace.  Scores were Adamstown, 30 and Clonroche, 31.

The assault on Our Lady of Salvation church, previously attacked in August 2004, could prompt a fresh exodus of Iraqi Christians.  Since many are doctors, lawyers, businessmen and engineers, their departure would deprive the country of people needed to rebuild it.  Since the 2003 US war, two-thirds of this 2,000-year-old Christian community has either fled the country or taken refuge in the relative security of the Kurdish region.

“In my parish of Ballyhale we are a very close community.  There are two main things there – Mass and hurling.  We would always go to Mass on a Saturday night or Sunday morning so it is the Church first and then the club.  I would see friends, family and team mates at Mass, and I am sure they are often praying for us when we need the support,” He says.
“Our parish does a lot of great work for the community.  They have built 10 voluntary houses for the elderly and they built a new wall near the church to make it safer for older people.  We are a very small community and people look after each other.

Mr Cody says that faith would also be important to the senior team as a whole and when they go away for weekend training session they would always make sure to have mass there as a group.
“We ask a visiting priest to come to the hotel and it is always a lovely occasion.  We would always make sure that it is a part of the weekend.  All of the players have that same link with their local club and parish.  We are all part of what we are and what we always wee,” he says.
‘Irish Catholic’ November 4 2010

The November Masses will take place as follows.

Monday 22nd of November – Glenour, Ballyvergin and Rathsilla
Tuesday 23rd of November – Tomgarrow, Misterin and Rathkyle
Wednesday 24th of November – Oldcourt, Brocurra and Doonooney
Thursday 25th of November – Newtown, the Leap, Knockreigh and Coonogue
Friday 26th of November – Kellystown, Chapel and Raheenduff
Saturday 27th of November – Woodview Drive, Fairfields, the Barracks and Adamstown

Saturday 13th of November Mass at 7.00 pm – Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A)
Sunday 14th of November Mass at 10.30 pm – Joe Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Wednesday 17th of November Mass 9.30 am – Ed, Statia and Patrick Doyle, Old Ross (A)
Saturday 20th of November Mass at 7.00 pm – Maggie Hower, the Barracks (A)
Sunday 21st of November Mass at 10.30 pm – Paddy and Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
Prayer for Michael Lawlor and Mary Kate Sinnott (A) and Kevin O’Reilly, Tomgarrow (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Our condolences to Simon Harler on the death of his father Michael Harler who has died last weekend and who’s funeral will take place later in Croydon, Surrey.  
May he rest in Peace.

Saturday 20th of November Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Ann Foley.
Sunday 21st of November (Christ the King) Mass at
10.30 am – Kay Whelan.

October 3rd     €562.00
October 10th    €195.00
October 17th    €474.00
October 24th    €245.00
October 31st    €301.00

Our thanks to our contributors who in spite of the recession are still faithful and generous, some give very week and some make an annual contribution.

A meeting will take place in the Riverside Hotel on Tuesday 16th of November at 7.30 pm.  Those involved in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Adamstown are invited to attend.  All are welcome.


‘With God on our side who can be
against us’

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.