October 8th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 13th October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 13th Oct will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 20th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 27th will be: Ann Redmond & Ann Marie Mackey. On Fri 3rd Nov will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 10th Nov will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 29th Sept were: James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Ann Lawlor, Seamus Joyce, Sean Cullen, Seamus Wickham, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, John Furlong, Jim Wickham.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The winner in the Adamstown Parents Assoc. Split The Pot draw on Tue 3rd Oct was Breda Whelan who received €90. Seller’s prize in the school went to Dearbhla Kelly Dunne. Many thanks for your support. The next draw is on Tuesday 17th October.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN – OPENING EVENING
Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown will host an Open Evening this Tuesday October 10th from 7-9pm. Principal’s Address at 8.15pm. Come and see our magnificent state of the art facilities in Adamstown. Enrolment forms for 2018 first year candidates will be available on the evening.
Dream, believe, Achieve. All welcome.
Facebook: Coláiste Abbain. www.colaisteabbain.ie
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ICA NEWS
The October meeting of the ICA will take place on Wednesday night 11th October in the Community Centre at 8pm. The hostesses for the night will be Betty & Liz. The competition is “Funny animal photo”. Reminder a few places left in the art (painting) classes, which started, but a few could not start last week. Hope to see ye next Monday night at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Some ladies went bowling on Wednesday. Golf on every Monday, swimming on Monday and wed mornings.
 
DEADLINE FOR NOTES
Please be advised that due to changes in production deadlines for the People Newspaper, notices for inclusion for the Adamstown District should be emailed by Thursday night to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or ring Annemarie on
087 76818866
  
LINE DANCING
Line dancing classes take place in Raheen Community Centre every Wednesday night. Beginners only from 7pm to 8pm. And advanced from 8.15pm – 9.30pm.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN HALL
Social dancing in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 14th October. Music by Peter Burke. Dancing from 10pm to 12.30am. Teas served. The proceeds from this dance are going to Sr. Helen Delaney who continues with her great work in Uganda. Tickets on sale now costing €10, if you are not a dancer but would like to support Sr. Helen by buying a ticket, you just put your name on it and it will be included in the door prize draw. Please do support this dance, come along and relive your youth in Adamstown Ballroom, doors open at 9pm.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Well done to all our athletes that ran last weekend at the Even Ages County Cross Country in JF Kennedy Park. Well done to Aine Crean, she ran in the U10 girl’s race and finished in the top 10, Bobby McDonald ran in the u10 boy’s race and also finished in the top 10. The boy’s u12 team of Jack O’Shea, Ross English and Watt Crean were 3rd in the u12 2k race. Well done to Grainne English, she won the u12 girls 2k race, what a great performance, her club mates Eilish Roche and Molly O’Reilly also ran in the girls 2k race. The u14 boys 3k race and well done to Katie English, Isobel English and Ciara Mooney as they all ran in the u14 girls 2k race. A great performance by Aoibhinn Crean, she finished in 2nd place in the u16 girls 4k race and well done to Sonia Mooney and Triona Mooney who ran in the u18 girl’s race. A great performance by all our cross-country athletes, as many of them ran out of their ages, over very long distances. The uneven age’s county Cross Country will be held next weekend on Sunday 15th October. Adamstown AC will be hosting the Leinster Uneven Ages Cross Country in Adamstown on Sunday 12th November.
 
ICA NEWS
The October meeting of the ICA will take place on Wednesday night 11th October in the Community Centre at 8pm. The hostesses for the night will be Betty & Liz. The competition is “Funny animal photo”. Reminder a few places left in the art (painting) classes, which have started, but a few could not start last week. Hope to see ye next Monday night at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Some ladies went bowling on Wednesday. Golf on every Monday, swimming on Monday and Wed mornings.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat 7th – Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh, Brocurra (A)
Sun 8th – May Furlong, Misterin
Sat 14th – Josephine Phelan, Waterford (A)
Sun 15th – Bridget Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
Please pray for Margaret O’Neill, Rathsilla (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament resumes this Monday 9th October
 
St Anthony’s Mass continues each Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 7th – Anthony McGee Sun 8th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 14th – T.J. McDonald
Sun 15th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 21st – Frances Gallagher Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle
 
SERVERS
Sat 7th Oct – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 8th – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 14th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 15th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 21st – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 22nd – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sincere sympathy to the following;
To Philip and Caroline Murphy and family, Misterin on the death of Philip’s father John Murphy, Killiney and Ballybrack, Dublin, which occurred on Friday 29th Sept. his funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Apostles, Ballybrack on Monday 2nd October, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
To the Booth and O’Brien families on the death of Marion Prendergast (nee O’Brien) Millbanks, Rosbercon, New Ross who died on Tuesday 3rd October. Wife of the late Jim, daughter of Nick and the late Katy, sister of Tom. Marion’s funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon on Thursday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
To Bridget O’Gorman and family, Kellystown on the death of her mother Kathleen Walsh, Ballykelly and also our condolences to Kathleen’s sister Ann (Mogue) Curtis, The Boola. May she rest in peace.
To Mick Connors, Woodview on the death of his brother Johnny recently. Burial took place in Crosstown Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
IRISH WHEELCHAIR CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Church gate collection this weekend Sat 7th & Sun 8th Oct please be generous as you can.

 
A BIG THANK YOU
On behalf of the J & M Oils Prickly Rose team we would just like to thank everyone involved in the quiz night. Thanks to the Horse and Hound for providing the venue, to those who donated prizes for the raffle, to the teams who attended on the night and everyone who helped in any way, thank you
 
 
FREE COUNSELLING
A free counselling service is available at Raheen Family Resource. If you are experiencing any kind of stress, anxiety or loss in your life and you feel you would benefit from this service contact Jeanette at 051 428805.
 
CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN DOYLE
Congratulations Kevin on your great career, you should be very proud of your achievements in the game. Kevin scored 14 goals in 63 appearances for this country. And was U- 21 player of the year in 2005. Young International Player of the year in 2006 and was twice named the Senior Player of the year 2008 and 2010, as well as winning the International goal of the year going on three occasions, 2007-2010-2012. Best of luck in your retirement Kevin.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS ASSOC. A.G.M.
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown National School Parents Association will take place in the school this Thursday 12th October at 7.30pm. All parents are encouraged to come along to the AGM and have a positive input into the school life of their children. The Parents Association work with the teachers and staff on many occasions during the year and their help and support is very much appreciated by all.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 6th Oct were: 4 – 8 – 15 – 21. There was one lucky Jackpot winner – Nuala Murphy, Clonroche P.O. who won herself €13,000. Congratulations Nuala.
Three players matched 3 numbers and got €70. Catherine Walsh, Brocurra, Gillian Mernagh, C/O James O’Neill 7 Helen Furlong, Misterin. The seller prize this draw was Paul Cullen. The next draw is on Friday 20th October for a Jackpot of over €10,000.
 
GAELIC GAMES
Congratulations and well done to the local St Abban’s Adamstown Junior Hurling team on their big win in the New Ross district final replay against Taghmon-Camross at Cushinstown recently.
 
A FAMOUS GAA QUOTE (Martin Duffy)
Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is motoring well now. But here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail. I’ve seen it all now!
A rabbit chasing a fox – Micheál Ó Mircheartaigh on the Tipp fox and the Galway rabbit.