Arva notes



St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday, June 23. Jackpot €6,300 and the numbers drawn were 15, 21, 25 and 28. No jackpot winner. €50 each went to Margaret Brady, Gurteen; Christy Madden, Gowna and Paddy Mulligan, Forthill. The jackpot on Monday night last June 30 was €6,350.

Reserve Championship

On Sunday last Arva travelled to Maghera to play the home side in the 1st round of the Hotel Kilmore Reserve Division 2 Championship and after a keenly contested game emerged victorious by two points - on a score Arva 1-11 Maghera 2-6.

Arva team: Sean Donnelly, Bernard Brady, Darren Gray, Raymond Brady, Shane Mc Entee, Alan Barry (0-1), Paul Brady, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alan Gray, Ryan Magarahan (0-4), Cian Sheridan, Paul Bouchier (0-1), Raymond Magarahan, Raymond Daly (0-3), Ciaran Cooney (0-2). Subs – Padraig Reilly (1-0), Fergal Mc Glade, Danny Conneely, Danny Mc Entee, Conor McEntee.

Leinster JFC Final

On Wednesday night last Cavan defeated Longford in Pearse Park in the Leinster Junior Championship Final on a score of Cavan 1-11 Longford 1-7. The sides met in the semi-final last year when Longford had a good victory but on this occasion the visitors were worthy winners. Congratulations to James and Peter Morris, Ciaran Brady and the entire panel and Management on their success. The semi-final is against the winners in Britain who we understand are Lancashire at their venue in August.


The Cavan Senior team defeated Westmeath on Saturday last in Kingspan Breffni Park in the first round of the All Ireland Qualifiers on a score of 1-15 to 1-14. Cavan were leading by seven points late in the game but allowed the visitors back with a goal and 3 points to put the visitors under sever pressure. They will now meet Roscommon in the next round probably on Saturday week July 12 in Kingspan Breffni Park.

Church Services

Church Services for the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group take place on Sunday, July 6. Holy Communion Service in Carrigallen at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am. Morning Prayer Service in Columbkille at 10am and in Arva at 11.30am.

1st Friday: This Friday, July 4 is the 1st Friday and the Sick and Housebound in the Arva and Coronea areas will be visited from 10.30 am onwards.

Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva

Rev Donald Hannon CC informed the congregations at the weekend that work on necessary repairs to the Church will be taking place shortly. The roof, down pipes, belfry need repairs while the outside needs to be completely cleaned. The gates at both entrances will also be replaced.

St Patrick’s Hall, Arva: Fr Hannon also informed everyone that the much needed reconstruction of St Patrick’s Hall is being planned and will be done in the Autumn. The hall has been a focal point in the area since it was built and in the early years hosted many big dance bands, concerts etc.


Monster Bingo continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,150 on offer each night (€1,000 on page 9) it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 9pm.

Arva Agricultural Show Society

There will be a meeting this Thursday, July 5 at 9pm sharp in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members please attend, new members welcome. This years event will be held on Sunday, July 27. The show dance that night will have music by Mike Denver and his band in the Breffni Arms Hotel which should attract a large attendance.

Water Safety

The annual two week course in Swimming and Water Safety is taking place on Gartylough Lake, Arva until Friday week July 11.

Rosie Run

The annual Rosie 5K Run/Walk will take place in Lough Gowna on Sunday, July 20 in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The cost is €10 per Adult with children €5. Anyone wishing to make a Donation should contact 086 3582 788 / 087 6622 483. Registration starts at 11.30am.

Breffni 20K

The annual Breffni 20K Challenge will take place this year on Saturday, August 2 with the proceeds going as usual to St Luke’s Hospital for Cancer Cure, Care and Control, N.B.C.R.I. (National Breast Cancer Research Institute), and Cavan Cancer Homecare.


There was deep regret through-out a wide area at the news of the sudden death of Mr Edward Mulligan, Drumhilla, Arva which occurred on May 31. Eddie was a founder member of the Arva Show Society and a very progressive farmer at that time. He won the Killeshandra Farm Award in the late 1960’s which was a very prestigious award. He was a keen Huntsman with the Cormore Hunt Club and a popular figure among Huntsmen from all over the country. His remains were removed from Mc Mahon’s Funeral Home, Cavan to the Church of the Holy Family, Lough Gowna where a Guard of Honour greeted the cortege. Rev P.J. Fitzpatrick, P.P. received the remains and also officiated at his requiem Mass and burial in the adjoining cemetery. We extend sympathy to his brother Daniel in Dublin, sister Mrs Katie Kiernan, Rosduff, Aughnacliffe, nephews, niece’s and many friends.

To add to the sorrow of the family Eddie was predeceased by his sister Mrs Rose Reilly, Mullingar on April 28 (5 weeks previously). Rose was married to James Reilly, Enaughan who passed away many years ago. We extend sympathy to Rose’s 3 sons and daughter, to her brother Daniel and sister Katie, to her nephews and nieces in the Kiernan family, Rosduff and the Reilly family, Enaughan and to entire family circle.

Credit Union

The North Longford and Arva Credit Union is running a Car Loan promotion for the months of June & July. Get your car loan at a rate of 6%. For more details contact any of our offices.


The Arva 3 Province Festival will take place this year from July 26 to August 4. Highlights include the Wet, Wild ‘n’ Wacky Raft Race, Arvagh Busking Competition, Big Generator and much, much more! Golf Outing on Saturday, July 12 in Mc Seain’s Golf, Cornafean. Call 086 271 9132 to book tee times. The festival will be launched in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on this Friday, July 4 at 9.30pm and everyone is invited to attend.