CARDS - The weekly "30" Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 23rd November 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 23rd November will be: Eleanor Smith, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. Catering the following Friday 30th November will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan, Marie Murphy & Bessie Fortune. Catering on Friday 7th December will be: Kathleen Barden, Maura Barden, Siobhan Hynes & Rosie Siggins. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card Winners on Friday 9th November were: Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Denis & Maria O'Connor, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Betty Power, Mary Jackman, Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Sean Doyle & Mick Reville.
CEMETERY COMMITTEE AGM
The Annual general meeting of Adamstown Cemetery Committee will take place this Thursday 22nd November at 8.30pm in the community centre. This is an ideal opportunity for parishioners to become involved in the management and maintenance of our local cemetery. You are invited to come along, and express your views, and if you so wish, seek election on the cemetery committee. This meeting is open to all parishioners to attend.
COISTE NA NOG NEWS
We are having our medal presentation and end of year party on Sunday 2nd December in Raheen hall commencing at 6.30 All are welcome. We would love to see all our underage players there. All children U12 down must be accompanied by an adult.
Adamstown Coiste na nog are holding their AGM on Monday night 3rd December in Raheen at 7.30pm. All minors and parents of Underage GAA players are urged to attend. This is your chance to have a say in the running of your club. If you have any nominations of motions for the meeting or if you would like to help out with training next year please let Ellen know on 087-2375793
Luke Byrne is double trouble in the athletics world, not only did he qualify for the Boys U12 All Ireland, by finishing 6th last weekend at the U11 Boys Leinster Cross Country Championships held in Dunboyne, he earned himself a place in his second All Ireland, which we are proud to say will be held here in Adamstown on 9th December on the lands of Gavin and Stuart Rothwell.
Luke was taking nothing for granted and ran with the lead group all the way to finish line, with a sprint finish deciding on the placings. Also competing in the Boys U11 was Craig Wall who came so close to qualifying, Craig finished 15th with the top 12 qualifying, Craig fought like to trooper but eventually ran out of track to get up to one of those most sought after 12 places. Craig's day will come; completing the team was Christopher Mahon and David O Gorman which finished 8th place overall.
Also competing on the day for Adamstown and the Wexford County Team were Girls U11 Rachel Power, Aoibhinn Creane, Sarah O'Gorman, U13 Boys Eoin O'Gorman, U13 Girls Triona Mooney, Mairead Creane, Sonia Mooney,U15 Boys Ryan Carthy Walsh, Joe Mooney, U15 Girls Analise Creane, U19 Boys Stephen Gorman. All athletes ran with great determination and spirit in events which are challenging distances and not for the faint hearted. Well done everyone.
Preparations are well underway for the All Ireland Cross Country on 9th December. Fr Nolan has kindly brought forward mass on Sunday 9th to a 9am start, to accommodate incoming traffic for the All Ireland and to give athletes one last chance to have the Man above on their side for their big event.
As a large crowd is expected and to avoid traffic congestion, there will be a one way traffic system in operation at peak times. Please note incoming traffic to Adamstown from Knockreigh will be diverted down to The Leap/Newtown Route. Full details of traffic plan will be available closer to the date. If you are computer friendly logon to athleticswexford.com for all details of the upcoming All Ireland in Adamstown. If you would like to help with parking, stewarding, catering or food donation, please contact Marie Louise on 0871400544, your help would be greatly appreciated
The annual General meeting of the community alert will be held in the community centre on Monday night 26th November at 8pm. We would like to see a big representation from the parish on the night.
The monthly meeting of the ICA guild was held on Wednesday night. There was a large number in attendance. Euro bank: books will be taken up on the weekend of 24th-25th November. Please make sure your books are in on time for payment.
The gathering 2013 lunch launch will take place in The Talbot on Sunday 3rd February. The cost is €15 to be paid before Friday November 23rd. this is on a first come first served basis.
The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday 2nd December at 5.30pm
Fund raising raffle. €500 Christmas Hamper Draw to be held during cabaret in Cullens lounge on Saturday 15th December. Christmas tree lighting in the village at 5.30pm on Saturday 15th December Tickets €2 book of 3 €5.
In our catholic tradition at Halloween, we remember and pray for the Holy Souls. November Masses will take place as follows. Monday Nov 19th Glenour, Ballyvergin & Rathsilla Tuesday Nov 20th Tomgarrow, Misterin & Rathkyle. Wednesday Nov21st Oldcourt, Brocurra & Doonooney. Thursday 22nd Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue. Friday Nov 23rd Kellystown, Chapel & Raheenduff. Saturday Nov 24th Woodview Dr, Fairfields, The Barracks & Adamstown. Sunday Nov 25th Mass at 10.30am for all who died during the year.
Each evening we will gather in St. Abban's Oratory at 7.30pm. Each person will receive a candle which will be left before the Blessed Sacrament after mass. Please return your envelope before the November Mass (offering is optional). You are very welcome every night or any other night.
IN MEMORIAM: Sat Nov 24th Maureen Delaney, Misterin (A) Sun Nov 25th Paddy & Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A) Pray for Mary Sinnott (Lawler) Dungarvan & formally from Knockreigh. Please pray Katie Power England (A) May they rest in peace.
READERS OF THE LITURGY: Sat 24th Nov 7.30pm – Liam Whelan. Sun 25th Nov 10.30am – Des Farrell. Prayer group meet in St. Abban's Oratory every Sunday evening from 7pm to 8pm and all are welcome.
Results for 17th November: U9s - Corach Ramblers 2 Adamstown 5 (Scorers: Shane Roche, Tiernan Delaney 2, Tadgh MacDonald 2); U11s - Adamstown 3 Curracloe 2 (Scorers: Stevie O'Dwyer, Christopher Mahon 2); Youths - Adamstown 3 Moyne Rangers 2 (Scorers: Tommy Turner, Dylan Carty-Walsh, Thomas French.
Adamstown Schoolboys Soccer Committee are hosting a fundraising cabaret in 'Cullens Lounge' on Saturday December the 1st (9.30pm until late). Music will be provided by our talented local musicians. Tickets are available now from all of the coaches for 3 Euro. Two for 5 Euro. Your support in this venture would be greatly appreciated.
We are delighted to announce that M.J Booth was appointed as Vice-Chairman at our Committee meeting on 12th November. M.J is a dedicated Soccer man and has been part of the soccer scene in Adamstown from it's early days. We are excited to have him on board and we are certain he will prove a valuable addition to our continued development at the club.