Januray 30th 2011

The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Center this Friday 4th of February at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Anna McCarthy, Mary Galway and Liz Furlong - Tomgarrow.  Catering the following Friday 11th of  February will be: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine More – Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 3, 4, 20 and 29.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was match three numbers.  Next draw is worth €2,450.00 and it takes place in Morrissey’s Pub, Cassagh on 31st of January 2011.

The Christmas party, having been postponed from early December, took place last Sunday evening in the Community Centre and was a most enjoyable occasion.  The ICA  would like to extend sincere thanks to all those who help in any way towards the success of the party, to Mary Butler and her staff who provided a delicious meal, to Joe, Dermot, Ger, Elizabeth and Ann who provided us with  such lively music, to the Ballycullane Mummers who were greatly enjoyed by all, to Margo and all our local dancers for adding a great plash of rhythm and colour.  To Sean for his lovely song, to Nick Dempsey for giving us all a good laugh and to Fr Nolan who finished of the evening with two lovely songs, last but not least many thanks to the guests who attended, ensuring that this was a very pleasant evening for all friends and neighbours in our parish.

ON Monday 17th of January four students from Colaiste Abbain participated in the County Wexford area final of the Mental Health Public Speaking Project.  The students, Brid Bradley, Shane O’Leary, Joseph Toomey and Sub Leanne Hennessy chose the topic “Men’s Sena in Corpore Seno”.  All speakers performed exceptionally well and were a credit to their school.

The annual General Meeting of the Local St Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club took place in Newbawn hall on Friday last where there was an attendance of around fifty including a good proportion of players.  Tributes were paid to all the outgoing officers many of whom did not seek re-election, including the long-standing well respected Chairman Pat Doyle, and Treasurer Dympna Furlong who has been most efficient in that position over the past five years.  Outgoing secretary Jason Whitty is the new Chairman, while John Finn took up the then vacant Secretary post.  Thomas Furlong remains on as Vice-Chairman, Outgoing assistant Treasurer John Kent was appointed as a joint treasurer with his assistant to be made known in the coming weeks.

The Manager of the Intermediate and Junior hurling teams is Adrian Morrissey with his fellow selectors to be made known shortly.  Thomas Furlong is Manager of the under – 21 hurlers while Jason Whitty is under – 21 football Manager.  No senior football Manager has been announced as yet.

Tom Foley and John Kent will manage the 1st junior football team while Jason Whitty will be in charge of the second junior football team.  John Boland remains on as the County Board Representative, with Jimmy McDonald and Nicholas Stafford as New Ross District Representatives.  Jimmy McDonald also remains as the club PRO. The three priests in the area Fr Robert Nolan, Fr Tom McGrath and Fr Jim Furlong were re-appointed as the club Patrons.  Willie Foley of Brownstown is still the club President, and his brother Mick Foley of Carrigadaggin along with Martin Furlong of Templeshelin, Paddy Murray, Templenacro and Jim Wickham, Raheen are Vice-Presidents of the club.  A medals presentation night is being organised for Saturday 29th of January.

The Annual General meeting of the under –age section of the local St Abbans, Adamstown GAA club took place in the Community Centre on Thursday night of last week attracting a good attendance.

The main outgoing Chairman William Stafford, Secretary Helen Furlong and Treasurer Dympna Furlong did not seek re-election and they were thanked for their great contribution to the club over the last number of years.
Officers elected for the coming year were:

Chairman – John Wickham, Vice-Chairman – Michael English, Secretary – Ellen Furlong, Assistant Secretary – Helen Furlong, Treasurer – John Kent and an Assistant to be appointed.  PRO – Richard O’Gorman, Registrar – Bridget Kavanagh, Co Board Reps – Patrick O’Gorman, William Stafford and Michael English.  Selector – Under-8 – Kevin Bates, Robert Kehoe, Sean Furlong and Fergal Murphy.  Under-10 Michael English, John Wickham, Seamus McMahon.  Under-12 – Richard O’Gorman, Dessie Doyle and Jimmy Wall.  Under-14 – Pat Barden, Henry Cosgrave and Fergal Murphy.  Under-16 – Ger Breen, Tom Connors, Thomas Furlong, Justin Roche and PJ Carroll.  Under-18 – Brendan Kehoe, Philip Doyle, Jim Wickham (Grallagh) and Laurance Kehoe.  Michael English was complimented on winning an appreciation award at the recent New Ross District Cosite Na Nog presentation night in the Horse and Hound.

“The history of Newbawn” books can still be purchased for €15.00 at the local shop and post office, or from Jimmy McDonald, Newcastle Lane, Phone  - 053 428512.  They are also available in Nolan’s bookshop in New Ross.

Funding opportunities for Community based Arts projects have just been announced by Wexford County Council.  For more information and guidelines involved with the Scheme log onto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone

Co Wexford Cardiac Rehab Support Group is holding their annual social night in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Friday11th of February at 8.00 pm sharp.  Four course meal and dancing to Jimmy Hogan for just €25.00.  This is always a great night.  For tickets contact Cardiac Rehab Department on 053 9153234.  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.

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

Tuesday 1st of February the Feast of St Bridget – Mass at 9.30 am.
Wednesday 2nd of February Presentation of the Lord – Mass at 9.30 am and blessing of Candles for the Church and home use after mass.
Thursday 3rd of February Feast of St Blaise – Mass at
9.30 am and blessing of the throats after mass.
First Friday of the Month – Mass at 9.45 am and 7.30 pm.
Visitation of the sick on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of February.

The day of Prayer will be celebrated on Friday 11th of February, Feast of Our Lady of  Lourdes with Mass anointing of the Sick and Rosary in St Abbans Oratory at 3.00 pm.  Your assistance in facilitating travel arrangements for the elderly and disabled is requested and much appreciated.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will hold the Invalid Pilgrimage Section from May 17th to May 22nd 2011.  For Application forms please contact Fr Robert Nolan on 053 9240512.  Applications must be submitted by 1st of March 2011.

Holyland Pilgrimage will be held from October 19th to October 28th 2011.  Applications close on January 31st 2011, deposit €300.00.  For applications or further information please contact 053 9240512.

Saturday 29th of January Mass at 7.00 pm – Brother Brendan, Edward, Bridget and Thomas Delaney (A)
Saturday 5th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – John and Elizabeth French, Oldcourt (A)
May they Rest in Peace

Our Condolences to Kevin Doyle and his sister Sheila and extended family on his father death of Bobby Doyle, Scullabogue who’s funeral mass took place in Newbawn and with burial afterwards in Adamstown recently.

Sympathy is extended to Mary Coady and family, Brocurrow, Adamstown on the death of Mary’s Aunt Mary Flynn who died on Monday 17th of January.
May they rest in Peace

Saturday 29th of January Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Frances Gallagher
Sunday 30th of January Mass at 10.30 pm – Des Farrell


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