GAA LOTTO: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 22nd April. The Jackpot was e3,250 – Numbers drawn were 2 / 7 / 14 / 20. No winner. e50 winners – Gerry Ellis Snr, Drumalt. Michael Mears, Drumlish. Barry Gormley, Forthill. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 29th April was e3,300. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection on Monday evenings and everyone is welcome to attend the draw. The club have an option of paying by direct debit for anyone wishing to join the LOTTO and give the club much needed support. Contact any club officer or check out the club website www.arvagfc.com
MEMBERSHIP: Registration for 2013 closed yesterday Tuesday 30th April. There is a last chance for any former member who wishes to register for 2013 should contact the club Treasurer Cyril Sheridan 049 4335 247 or any club officer by this Friday evening. Membership Fee is e25-00.
LEAGUE: Arva had Maghera as visitors to Michael Cully Park on Sunday last and emerged with a very emphatic victory on a scoreline Arva 3-16 Maghera 0-4. This was one of those days when everything went right for the home side while the visitors had no luck at all. Both Goalkeepers were busy with Arva Debutant Sean Donnelly very safe when called into action. John Mc Connell had more to contend with and proved himself on a number of occasions while he could not be faulted for the three goals conceded. Conal Sheridan was in top form for the home side and finished up top scorer with 0-8 points, Kevin Bouchier was close behind with 1-3, Gavin Doyle 1-1, Brian Ellis 0-3, Raymond Daly 1-0, James Morris and Thomas Brady 0-1 each while for the visitors Adam O Reilly scored 0-2, Paddy Tobin and Shane Mc Hugh 0-1 each. Arva team – Sean Donnelly, Shane Finnegan, Seam Mc Manus, Stephen Ellis, Jonathan Mc Cabe, Thomas Brady, Ciaran Brady, Brian Fitzpatrick, James Morris, Cian Sheridan, Conal Sheridan, Ciaran Cooney, Gavin Doyle, Kevin Bouchier, Brian Ellis. Subs – Shane Mc Entee, Bryan Mc Entee, Raymond Daly. On this Saturday evening at 5.30 pm in Rathluden (just past Tullyvin) Arva will take on table toppers Kill in what should be a very exciting encounter. With 6 rounds of the League played Kill have 12 points while Arva have 11 points so this will tell a lot about how good Arva really are. Kill will have been disappointed to be relegated to Division 3 last year and are determined to return to Division 2 at the end of the year. Arva need all available support to cheer on the players.
COME DINE WITH ME: St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club “Come Dine with Me” function will be held on this Saturday 4th May in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex. There may still be a few spare places so anyone wishing to attend should contact any club officer - asap. This should be a fantastic night of Ceol agus Craic with a few “Star” performers on the night. Come along and enjoy a good night and help provide much needed funds for the club.
ARVA LADIES GFC: Arvaladiesgfc@gmail.com Girls training will start at 11.30 sharp every Saturday.
CHURCH SERVICES: Services for the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 5th May Service of Holy Communion in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Service of Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30 am. Please note services in Arva are in the hall as work continues on the new roof of the Church.
LOURDES: The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through Mc Ginnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. There are a limited number of places still available.
FIRST FRIDAY: This Friday 3rd May is the 1st Friday and the Sick and Housebound in the Arva and Coronea areas will be visited At the usual times. Starting on this Sunday 5th May the Sunday Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coronea will be at 9.00 am.
COFFEE MORNING: The Arva Social Club will hold their monthly Coffee morning and meeting on this Friday 3rd May in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Main Street, Arva following the 10.00 am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. The 4 day Trip to Galway, Connemara and Clare is almost full but there are still a few seats are available. Anyone interested in travelling on this trip should bring a Deposit to the meeting on Friday as they need final numbers for the Hotel etc;
BINGO: The weekly Bingo sessions continue on each Sunday night in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva with a great attendance. There is over e3,100-00 in Prize Money on offer each week (e1,000-00 on page 9) making it one of the best around. Eyes down at 9.00 pm.
TEA DAY: The 4th Annual Tea Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society will take place on Friday 17th May in the shop unit, Main Street, Arva (Beside Donnelly Butchers) by kind permission of Michael Ellis. Everyone is welcome from 10.00 am. so please come and have a cuppa and support this worthy cause.
FREE MONEY: Saturday Night’s Raffle in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva is called ‘Free Money Saturday’ and on Saturday night last there was no winner. On this Saturday night there will be e300 on offer. Free entry to the draw. You must be there to win – the draw takes place anytime after 10.00pm.
ARVA LIBRARY: Arva Branch Library has just received a recent stock exchange with exciting new titles in Fiction, Non-Fiction and our Children’s Collection. Drop in soon! Your Library Service is Free. FREE Membership. FREE Internet Access and Computer facilities. Great selection of books and audio books. Opening hours - Thursday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Friday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Saturday: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
LINE DANCING: Classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva every Thursday night with classes for Beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more Advanced at 9.30 pm. Come along and enjoy a good night’s dancing in a friendly environment. Get out – Get active.
GROW IN IRELAND - WORLD COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATION: If you are suffering from any Mental Health issue, GROW can support and help you. Our new Cavan Group holds their meetings every Thursday morning in the Bridge Street Centre in Cavan at 11.00am. All are welcome. See our website www.grow.ie or contact Mary @ 086 0201718 or Ken @ 086 794 0542.
ARVA TROTTERS WALKING GROUP: Remember it’s never too late to join the Trotters on Sunday mornings at 11.15am at the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex.
FAIR: A Craft & Gift Fair takes place on Sunday 5th May in Club OTO, Farnham Arms Hotel. Cavan from 11.00am - 6.00pm. Stand will include greeting cards, jewellery, knitted & crocheted items, candles, wood crafts, artwork, sewn items, Avon, Aloe Vera products and food items such as cakes, pastries, bread & chocolates. Free admittance.
SPANISH STUDENTS SUMMER CAMP: Following the success of the previous two year’s camp, another group of Spanish Students are returning to Moyne Community School from Tuesday 2nd July to Tuesday 23rd July. Families interested in hosting a student please contact Angela (085) 8391939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for rates & further information.
RUGBY: Longford Rugby Club are playing Mullingar in the Under 14 Leinster Cup Final on this Saturday 4th May at 12 noon in the Longford Grounds and there are a number of local connections. Robert Lynch is from lacken, Arva, Aiden Sheridan, Hollybank, Arva, Jamie Mc Manus, Beaghamore, Carrigallen, Oisín Pearson, Gowna while Dillon Smith, Newtownforbes is a grandson of Francie and Phyllis, Main Street, Arva. On the Mullingar side is Stephen Sheridan a son of Martin and Noleen. Martin was a star player for Arva for many years.