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Sunday 25 August 2019

ADAMSTOWN

CARDS

The weekly "30" Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 23th of September 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 Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine Moore –Tomgarrow/Misterin. Catering for the following Friday 30th of September will be: Kathleen O'Connor, Derville Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh – Tomgarrow/Misterin. Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

As a mark respect to Josie Whelan the Card game was cancelled last week 9th of September. All her card playing friends extend their sympathy to her family. ICA NEWS

The ICA held their first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday night 14th of September. There was a large attendance present also they were delighted to welcome two new members. Guest speaker on the night was Marie Doyle who gave a very interesting talk on the work done by the Niall Mellon township trust in Cape Town. Also Marie gave a very moving talk on the life and hardship endured by the women and children in the Shanty Town in Africa.

Representing our Guild in An Grianan in October will be Kay Whelan and Frances Gallagher. The raffle was won by Mary Lawlor and Helen Furlong. Next meeting will be held on 12th of October at 8.00 pm. PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best of Luck to Jimmy Larken in a special Horses class, Michael O'Brien in the Horses Classes and Nick Walsh in the single Furrow class who are representing Wexford in the Ploughing Championships in Athy from Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd of September. MASS TIMES

Adamstown Vigil Mass – Saturday 7.30 pm, Sunday Mass 10.30 am Raheen Vigil Mass – Saturday 6.30 pm Sunday Mass 10.00 am Newbawn Vigil Mass – Saturday 7.30 pm Sunday Mass 11.00 am Remember keep Holy the Sabbath day.

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

Sunday 25th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Kevin and Molly Whelan and Myra Pierce (A) May they Rest in Peace. READERS OF THE LITURGY

Saturday 24th of September Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm – Anthony McGee Sunday 25th of September (26th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Monica Stafford SYMPATHIES

Josie Whelan (Nee Delaney) RIP Sunrise 2nd June 1971 – Sunset 8th September Josie, our oldest parishioner passed away at her home in Tomgarrow in the early hours of Thursday 8th September, surrounded by her family.

Josie had a long life with relatively good health up to a few years ago. She loved the outdoor life and worked hard. She was a very sociable person and enjoyed many outings with Adamstown Senior Citizens Club. She loved a game of cards and attended the Friday night Card Game in Adamstown for many years. Her Husband Mick passed away in 1999.

She was lovingly looked after by her daughters – Phyllis, Joan, Ellie, Mary and Kate right up to her final day, she will be deeply missed by all the family. Our sincere sympathy to her daughters, sons-inlaw, sisters – Mamie, Mollie and Kathleen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law – Nora and Philomena, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Her funeral Mass took place in St Abban's Church on Saturday 10th of September with burial afterwards in St Abban's Cemetery. May she rest in Peace. JAMES (JIM) MCGEE RIP

It is with deep regret that we record the death of Jim McGee of Scullabogue, Newbawn which occurred at St John's Hospital, Enniscorthy on Monday last 12th September. Jim formerly from Rathkyle, Adamstown and was predeceased by his wife Peg in September 2001.

His funeral Mass in Newbawn Church on Wednesday 14th September was celebrated by Fr Jim Furlong PP, Newbawn and Fr Robert Nolan PP, Adamstown.

Following Mass burial took place in Courthoyle Cemetery at which a Guard of Honour was formed by former members of Adamstown Athletic Club, Adamstown GAA Club and County Council Workers. Sincere sympathy is extended to his sisters – Nancy Bradley, Adamstown and Josie Ryan, Graiguemanagh, Co Kilkenny and to his extended family, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace. ATHLETIC CLUB

Adamstown Athletic club held its 5th Annual Cross Country in Adamstown on 11th September. The day started off blustery but calmed just about 12, when Pat O'Leary had athletes lined up and ready to go on the first chime of the church bell. 31 club, from around the country were represented, with performance and standard of the competition second to none. Adamstown athletes were able to hold their own against the stiff competition.

Prizes were given to first 10 individuals and among the Adamstown medal winners were u8 Boys Craig Bradley -2nd, Daniel O Gorman 3rd, Luke Murphy 5th, Michael Harler 6th, U9 Boys Robert Wall, 9th, Ben Wall 10th, U10 Girls Rachel Power 9th, U10 Boys Craig Wall 3rd, Luke Byrne 6th, Chris Mahon 9th, Graham O'Reilly 10th, U11 Girls Tara Doyle 8th, U11 Boys Eoin O'Gorman 6th, U12 Girls Triona Mooney 7th, Junior Men Stephen Gorman 3rd.

The club, who had many more competitors who took part, did not make it into the prizes this time but who will brave it out and try again.

Many thanks to Gavin & Stuart Rothwell, Fr Nolan, Colaiste Abban and Jimmy Larkin, once again, for the use of their land and facilities without which it would not be possible to hold the event. To the car parking team and past club members who give up their valued time to help with the smooth running of the day, we are forever grateful. Cross country training will continue Thursday and Sunday, new members welcome.

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