Arva notes



St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday 18th August 2015. The Jackpot was €1,050. Numbers drawn – 1 / 6 / 17/ 30 – no winner. €50 winners – Andrew O’Dolan, Brankhill. Jamie & Liam Gray, Drumnawall. Iris Halliday, Cormore. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 25th August was €1,150. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw. GAA: On Sunday morning last Arva had Drumgoon as visitors to Michael Cully Park for Round 8 in the Brady’s Arva VW Division 1B League and after a hard fought encounter the home side emerged victorious on a score of 3-9 to 2-8. After a hard night’s rain the pitch was in great shape although the surface was slippy which lead to some mistakes on both sides. The visitors were minus the services of a number of first choice players which didn’t help their cause. Arva were first off the mark with 2 points from Kevin Bouchier (a free 2mins / play 3 mins) while in the 5th minute Ciaran Brady was pulled down in the square and Jonathan McCabe made no mistake from the penalty spot in the 5th minute. Drumgoon hit back with points in the 7th & 8th minute but McCabe and Bouchier replied for Arva in the 9th & 15th mins. The visitors hit 2 more points in the 15th / 16th mins while Conal Sheridan hit a free for Arva (19th min). after a good attacking play a shot from Conal Sheridan hit the upright but the inrushing Dermot Mc Glade hit the rebound to the net. Drumgoon had the last score of the half with a point in the 24th minute to leave the half time score 2-5 to 0-5 in favour of the home side. Drumgoon hit he ground running after the restart and had the ball in the Arva net in the 33rd minute to reduce the deficit. Kevin Bouchier pointed for Arva (36 mins) but the visitors hit 2 points (38 & 40 min). Jonathan Mc Cabe (43 min) and a Conal Sheridan free (45 min) left 4 points in it again and we had no score for the next 8 minutes and this was a major one for Drumgoon as they rattled the Arva net (53 min)to leave just a point between the sides. Arva were determined not to lose this game and Peter Morris hit the Drumgoon net 2 minutes later and the sides exchanged points with Mc Cabe on target for Arva (57 min) and Drumgoon closing the scoring (58 min). Arva team and scorers – Shane Mc Entee, Shane Finnegan, James Morris, Stephen Ellis, Paul Bouchier, Ciaran Brady, Thomas Brady, Cian Sheridan, Fergal Mc Glade, Jonathan Mc Cabe (1-3), Kevin Bouchier (0-4), Peter Morris (1-0), Ciaran Cooney, Dermot Mc Glade (1-0), Conal Sheridan (0-2). Sub’s Conor Mc Entee, Cormac Mc Cabe, Peter Conneely. Arva will play Drung in the Hotel Kilmore Intermediate Championship Quarter Final and this game may be played this weekend or possibly next weekend depending on draws to be made at CCC Meeting on Monday night last – check fixtures in this week’s issue or / Twitter / Facebook. This will be another big challenge for Arva as Drung are a seasoned team with lots of experience in this grade so we encourage all supporters to come out and cheer on the players.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 6th September – Carrigallen at 10.00 am – Service of Holy Communion and Baptism. Arva at 11.30 am Service of Holy Communion. Gowna at 3.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Preacher Rev Warren Nelson. Everyone invited. Tea after the Service. No service in Columbkille on Sunday.


Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their monthly Praise Service on this Sunday evening 30th August at 8.00 pm. Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hall and there is an invitation to everyone to attend.


Meeting this Thursday night, 27th August at 9pm in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members please attend. New members always welcome.


Will hold their annual Monster Barn Dance in Rawle’s Ballinalee this Friday night 28th August in the Marquee with a host of performers including Sharon Turley, Nite Fever, Chuck & June, Frank Kilbride, Padraig Sweeney, Connie Reilly, Slider and Seamus Farrell. This is always a hugely enjoyable night with all proceeds going to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and your support would be greatly appreciated. There is a fantastic door prize of 1 night B & B in Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, so get along and support a great cause.

Dog Show

The annual Dog Show and Field Day which will be held in Cornafean GAA Grounds on this Sunday 30th August at 3.00 pm is a fundraiser for Self Help Africa. This event has been running for many years now and is recognised as one of the best in the general area. If you have time to spare on Sunday go along and support a worthy cause.

Arva Active Age

Coffee Morning returns to the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on 1st Friday morning 4th September after 10.00am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. All members are invited to attend. New members always welcome.

Farewell Social

Since his arrival in Lough Gowna Rev P.J. Fitzpatrick P.P. has endeared himself not only to his parishioners but to the wider community so it is with sadness we learned of his transfer which will take place next month. In view of this a Farewell Social and Presentation to Father Fitzpatrick will take place on this Friday night - 28th August in The Pikers Lodge, Loch Gowna at 8.00 pm. Buffet Served 8.30pm to 9.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.


Mindfulness Meditation classes will begin in Arva on Tuesday 22nd September and will run for 8 weeks. No experience necessary, Just a willing heart and a desire for a more peaceful life! For more information and to reserve your place call 087 2968924.

Moyne Community School

Re-opened this week for the new school year 1st year Students. 1st, 3rd and 6th year Students on Tuesday. 2nd and 5th year Students today Wednesday. Transition Year Students on tomorrow Thursday and All Students on Friday.


The recent Church Gate Collection which was taken up in Arva for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin amounted to €484-19. Thanks to everyone who contributed so generously.


Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen presents ‘INDIGESTION’ a new play by Seamus O’Rourke on September 3rd , 4th & 5th at 8.30 pm each night. For booking’s Tel 049 4339 612.This should be a great homecoming for Seamus following his successful time, which is still ongoing, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Arva Trotters

Meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8.00 pm. Everyone welcome to join in.

St. Mary’s National School

Centenary committee are still looking for sponsorship for their Centenary Book. A page can be sponsored for €50. If you would like to sponsor a page please contact Padraig Brady or Cormac O Donnell. Our centenary book is taking shape nicely but if there is anyone that has any pictures or articles that you would like included please contact David Brady on (086) 447 5514 or Edel Cadam on (086) 3630386. More details of our Centenary celebrations plans will be published over the coming weeks.

Ladies Senior Team

The Committee of the Arva Ladies Gaelic Football Club are delighted to announce that they will be entering a Senior team in the Cavan League in 2016. The team consists of experienced, dedicated, passionate and committed footballers who have played together for several years. Arva Ladies are now seeking a Manager for this team. If you share the commitment, interest, and dedication of these ladies and believe you have the vision to match their ambition and wish to be considered for the role, please contact Ian Scott, Chairperson or any other member of the Club committee.