Arva local news Jan 28

St Patrick's Arva: Football Club Weekend away in Galway on this Saturday 29th January. The Bus will leave from St Patrick's Hall at 11 am sharp – please be punctual.

St Patrick's Arva: Football Club Weekend away in Galway on this Saturday 29th January. The Bus will leave from St Patrick's Hall at 11 am sharp – please be punctual.

St Joseph's

The Annual General Meeting of St Joseph's Football Club was held in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva on Friday night last and the following officers were elected for the coming year Chairman Cyril Sheridan, Secretary Donough Reilly, Joint Treasurers Michael Ellis & Tom Mc Kiernan. The year gone by was discussed and plans were put in place for the coming season. The prospect of St Joseph's playing in the Senior Championship was discussed but no formal decision was taken.

The Annual General Meeting of the Arva Juvenile Club was held on Tuesday night last – details in next week's issue.

The Arva Ladies Football Club held their Annual General Meeting in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva on Saturday night last with a good attendance. The following officers were elected: Chairperson Geraldine Kiernan, Vice Chairperson Corey Mc Cabe, Secretary Vanessa Ellis, Assistant Secretary Niamh Mc Entee, Treasurer Kathleen Ellis. Any girls over 7 years wanting to play Ladies Football are asked to please give names to Geraldine Kiernan 0877997212 or any member of Ladies Football Club. Anyone who was unable to attend but is interested in playing or helping out should contact also contact Geraldine or committee.

Table Quiz

Everyone is invited to a Table Quiz in Corlisbratten Methodist School Hall on this Friday 28th January at 7.30 pm. There will be a variety of rounds to suit everyone and it should be a night of fun for all the family. All participants will be very welcome.

Special Praise Service

Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold a Special Praise Service on this Sunday 30th January at 8.00 pm with Special Speaker Mr Tommy Marrett from Open Doors. Tommy is the Border Counties Representative for Open Doors (Ireland) which is a well established international Christian ministry that serves persecuted Christians worldwide. Tommy has recently travelled to China and will speak about the work of Open Doors and the persecuted church, particularly in North Korea. This should be a very interesting talk and everyone is very welcome to attend. Supper will be served afterwards.

Moyne Community School

Open Day takes place on this Sunday 30th January from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and the school invites parents and 5th & 6th Class pupils to visit and view the school and get information on the school and subject choices. Application forms can be collected or submitted on this date. Induction Tests will take place on Tuesday 8th Feb from 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.

Breffni Kickers

Line Dancing classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva on Thursday nights with a good attendance. Classes for beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more advanced at 9.30 pm. New dancers always welcome so come along and enjoy the fun.


Congratulations are extended to Padraig and Carmel Smith, Gurteen, Arva on the birth of twin boys. The happy event occurred recently in Cavan General Hospital.

Suicide Bereavement Programme

Suicide Bereavement Programme (Le Chile) – an 8 week support programme with specially trained facilitators for those who have lost a loved one through suicide will be held in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan from 8th February to 29th March. Contact 049 437 1363 for further details.

Bereavement Care: for those coping with the death of a loved one – a free and confidential service with trained support volunteers are available to meet you privately in various locations in Cavan and surrounding counties Contact 049 4372 999 for appointment.

Rl g

The long-awaited Launch of the CD by the young traditional music group Rl g took place on Saturday night last in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva. This launch was due to be held in December but had to be postponed because of the bad weather. There was a long list of visiting musicians and a great night was had by the very large attendance that turned out to support these young musicians. While it's dangerous to name people no one will complain when we name Mick Foster (Foster & Allen). It was great to see an internationally renowned artist playing alongside our local talent. We congratulate Rl g on the launch of their CD – they are a very talented group and we hope they go from strength to strength in the future.

Timothy D. Mulligan

There was profound sadness throughout the entire area when news spread of the death of Mr Timothy D. Mulligan MRCVS Hillcrest, Arva which occurred on Sunday 16th January in Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness. Tim was a native of Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1953. He came to Arva in 1954 to do a 2 week holiday Locum for the local Vet and he stayed for 57 years. In 1956 he married Carmel Regan and they had 6 children – unfortunately Carmel passed away in 1985. He was always a welcome figure in any farm and he had an extremely loyal customer base. He loved all animals and certainly money was not his motive for tending sick animals. Horses were his great passion and he owned and trained successful racehorses over four decades – and the faster they ran the better he liked it. Tim attended the 50 year reunion of his Veterinary College class in 2003 and was proud to learn that he was the only one still working – and he worked on until the onset of illness six weeks before his death. Tim presented a Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup for the Champion Horse of Arva Agricultural Show in the very first year – 1956 – and was on hand to do so again at the 50th Show. He was always available to advise the Show Committee on various matters over the years and he took great pride in the fact that his late father Bill was invited to act as Judge on numerous occasions. He is survived by his sons Barry in Sligo, Bryan in Carrigallen, David in Dublin, Mark in London, daughters Lyn and Valerie in Dublin, brother's Joe in London, Gerry in Carrigallen, sister Sr Pia in Dublin, grandchildren and many friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy. His remains were removed from Mc Mahon's Funeral Home, Cavan to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva.

Both removal and funeral were large and representative and showed the esteem in which Tim and his family were held within the wider community.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs Margaret Ging, Tycusker, Arva on the death of her brother Mr Jim Flynn, Birmingham, England and formerly Drumsila, Carrigallen which occurred on Christmas day. Burial took place in Birmingham on 7th January.