Arva

Fancy Dress: Make a note of Sunday 5th August when St Patrick’s Arva GFC will hold their Annual Fancy Dress Disco in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex. There are prizes for Best Dressed and various other prizes. Last year was a fantastic success and it’s expected that this year will be even better. So start thinking of a Theme or an Outfit and look forward to an enjoyable night.

Fancy Dress: Make a note of Sunday 5th August when St Patrick’s Arva GFC will hold their Annual Fancy Dress Disco in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex. There are prizes for Best Dressed and various other prizes. Last year was a fantastic success and it’s expected that this year will be even better. So start thinking of a Theme or an Outfit and look forward to an enjoyable night.

Game: On Sunday last Cavan were well beaten by Kildare in the All-Ireland qualifiers in Kingspan Breffni Park with Sean Johnston finally making his debut as a Kildare player. What a pity he couldn’t have shown the same commitment and anxiety to play for the Cavan team. While supporters will be disappointed with the team performance the average age of the team is just 21 years and we have to be patient – there are better days ahead. An Cabhán Abú

Engagement: Congratulations are extended to Gavin Doyle, Farrangarve, Arva and Mairead Burke, Foxford, Co Mayo who announced their engagement last weekend. We wish them every happiness in the future.

St Vincent de Paul: Please note that the new phone number for St Vincent de Paul in the local area is (087) 187 9441

Breffni 20K: Sponsorship cards are available in all the usual outlets for the 10th Anniversary of the Breffni 20k from Cavan to Arva. To date, €820,000 has been raised mainly for St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin for Cancer Care, Cure and Control and in latter years the N.B.C.R.I. Galway (National Breast Cancer Research Institute) and Cavan Cancer Homecare. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 4th August and as usual

Coffee Day: The Annual Marie Brady Coffee Day & Cake Sale fundraiser in aid of St Luke’s Hospital Dublin, National Breast Cancer Research Institute Galway and Cavan/Monaghan Homecare Association, takes place in Main Street Arva on this Friday 20th July between 10am and 8pm. Why not drop in for a cuppa and support this worthwhile charitable event.

Irish Heart Foundation: Church Gate Collection takes place on this Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July at all church gates in County Cavan.

SOSAD: 24 hour emergency support for anyone affected by suicide or depression on 049 4326339. Also free bereavement support and counselling available at 3 Tower Hamlets (beside Garda Station) in Cavan Town.

Bingo: The weekly Sunday night Bingo continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva with a great attendance. With over €3,000 in prize money it is one of the best sessions around. Eye’s down at 9o’clock. Only two nights left – be there.

Show: Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold a meeting this Thursday evening 12th July at 9.30pm in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members always welcome. The Show will take place on Sunday 29th July and the prize list is available in shops throughout the town and surrounding areas. Contact the Show Secretary on (086) 1082 547 (after 2pm). Check out www.arvashow.com or email secretary@arvashow.com Keep the date free and meet all your friends.

Card game: Game of 25 every Thursday night in O’Hara’s Lounge starting at 9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ATTO Draw: The Atto draw takes place every Monday night. The Jackpot stands at €9,850. Winning numbers : 01, 08, 12, 22 and there was no winner. €20 consolation prizes went to Gerry Masterson Enaghan; Lionel Reilly, Loughduff; Marie Leddy, Gurteen; John Brennan, Cortober; Gillian Mulligan, Clonback, Aughnacliffe.

Benefit Dance: On this Friday night 20th July a Benefit Dance will be held in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel, Carrigallen for the family of the late Dermot Harte who passed away as a result of a traffic accident recently. Music on the night will be provided by Evening Star, Night Fever and Noel Cassidy and all support will be appreciated. Anyone wishing to be associated with this event but unable to attend can make a subscription by contacting any of the organisers.

Table Quiz: St Patrick’s Handball Club, Cavan are holding a Sports Table Quiz in the Meadowview, Cavan on tonight Wednesday 18th July at 9.30pm. Everyone welcome. Loads of prizes and raffle on the night. Come along and support the Handball club.

GAA Handball: The World Handball Championships will be held in the City West Conference Centre in October and they are looking for Volunteers to help out with Stewarding. They expect 33 countries to be represented with over 1,000 participants. Anyone with a few days to spare could do worse than sign up.

Congratulations: Extended to Ms Mary Keogh a popular member of staff in Foster’s Pharmacy who celebrated a significant birthday with a party in the Pharmacy on her big day. Mary was surrounded by the other staff members and many customers as she blew out the candles on her beautiful cake. On behalf of the community we wish Mary more happy birthdays and good health to enjoy them.

Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from October 15–22 October. Cost from €460, so book early! Contact (087) 6851691 or (044) 9371787 for more details.