Arva notes



St Patrick’s GAA

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday, 6th September 2015. The Jackpot was €1,600. Numbers drawn – 02 / 15 / 19 / 23 – no winner. €50 winners – Brian Mulligan, Gaigue, Ballinamuck. Cathal Reilly, Drumhaldry, Moyne. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 13th October was €1,700. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw.


Arva played Cuchullains in the semi-final of the Junior “C” Championship in Ballinagh on Saturday afternoon last where they were defeated by 7 points on a score 2-16 to 1-12. Arva lined out short a number of first choice players but those on duty gave of their best and being a mostly young team the future is looking good. Cuchullains opened the scoring in the 1st minute but Arva hit back with 2 frees from Paul Cassidy (4 min) and Conor Mc Entee (7 min). Cuchullains levelled a minute later but then in the 10th minute a high ball into the Arva goalmouth was punched to the net. Oisín Sheridan pulled one back for Arva but the winners countered that 2 minutes later before another high ball in was slapped into the Arva goal to put them 2-3 to 0-3 ahead. Paul Cassidy pointed a free for Arva in the 19th min but the winners added a brace (20th / 22nd mins). Again Arva countered with a brace from Ciaran Cooney (24 min) and Peter Conneely (25 min) only for Cuchullains to finish the half with 4 unanswered points to leave the half time score Cuchullains 2-9 Arva 0-6. Conor Mc Entee opened the scoring after the break with 2 points in as many minutes only for the winners to reply (4th / 8th min). Ciaran Cooney hit one for Arva but again Cuchullains replied with points (14th / 16th min). Gavin Doyle and Cooney hit points (20th / 22nd min) while the winners replied with 3 points ( 25 / 26 / 28 min). as the game rolled into injury time Arva were awarded a free and from 18 meters Conor Mc Entee rifled it to the roof of the net through a packed goalmouth. Paul Cassidy closed the scoring in the 33rd minute with a point for Arva to leave it Cuchullains 2-16 Arva 1-12. Arva team and scorers – Richard Keith, Danny Ellis, Finbar Mc Avinue, Stephen Ellis, Shane Hamilton, Charlie Conneely, Ryan Magarahan, Bryan Mc Entee, Danny Conneely, Peter Conneely (0-1), Paul Cassidy (0-3), Conor Mc Entee (1-3), Oisín Sheridan (0-1), Raymond Daly, Ciaran Cooney (0-3). Sub’s – Brian Fitzpatrick, Bernard Brady, Gavin Doyle (0-1), Raymond Brady. Arva have a big game coming up on Sunday at 2.30 pm with neighbours Killeshandra in Packie Devlin Park where a win (or a draw) would assure them of promotion to Division 1A for next year’s League. Killeshandra need a win to avoid a relegation play-off so it should be a cracking game. We appeal to all club supporters to come along and cheer on the players. Be the 16th man.


Gowna GAA are refurbishing their main playing pitch, doing a walking track with exercise machines and general upgrading of the facilities. To help with the cost of this project they are running a seated concert in the Hotel Kilmore featuring Emerald Storm on this Saturday - October 17th at 8:30pm. They have decided against going to the local clubs door to door selling tickets on this occasion so they were hoping that the clubs would support their fundraising endeavours and attend the show. Tickets are on sale at the Hotel and some local shops or ask any member of the Club

Harvest Thanksgiving

Drumkeeran Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday the 18th October 2015 at 3.30pm. Guest Speaker. Tea Served. Everyone Welcome.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – this Sunday 18th October – Conformation at 3.00 pm in Columbkille with Bishop Ferran Glenfield. Everyone welcome. Tea after service. No other services


Arva Parish Church will hold their annual concert on Friday 30th November at 8pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva. The Mullahoran Players back in town with Mrs Browns Boyz and a host of local artists. Proceeds will go to Cavan Multiple Sclerosis and Parish Finds. Please note the change of date.

Arva Active

Age afternoon tea party in Breffni Arms Hotel on Sun next 18th October from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. All neighbouring clubs very welcome.

Gentle exercises, crafts, painting, line dancing etc. continue in St. Patrick’s Hall every Tue morning from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. New members welcome.

St Mary’s National School

Only two weeks to go - Centenary Celebrations: October Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 24th October 2015 Celebration of Centenary Mass and Our Book Launch at 7.00 pm in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva celebrated by Bishop Leo O Reilly followed by Open evening in the School. Sunday, 25th October Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony and Open Morning in the School after Mass - Centenary Dinner Dance in Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with Music by Night Fever. Great night guaranteed!!! Tickets €25 available from the School, the Post Office and Lynch’s Newsagents. They are also hoping to set up a mini museum in the school for the centenary celebrations so they are looking for home and school items or any items of interest from the early 1900s on. These can be dropped into the school over the coming weeks.


The recent church gate collection which was taken up in Arva for the New Irish Association for Spina Bifida amounted to €420. The organisers wish to thank everyone who contributed so generously

Arva Branch Library

Halloween Fun - Children’s Halloween Art & Crafts for 5-8 year olds will take place in Arva Library on Saturday 17th October 2015 from 11.15 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free of charge. Booking essential as spaces are limited. Contact Arva Library at 049-4335905 on Thur. 2-5pm & 6-8.30p.m., Fri.2-5pm & 6-8.30pm, Sat. 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

Slimming World

Nicola Reilly from Dromard will be relaunching “Slimming World” in Arvagh on Wednesday of next week 14th October. Classes are held every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. Nicola looks forward to seeing all existing members again and hopes to welcome lots of new ones. If you or someone you know would like to lose weight while never going hungry then Slimming World is the answer. Please call Nicola on 083 3428 231 if you would like any further details.

Gallant Challenge

The 12th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday 24th October 2015. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309, William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.

Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for ways to prevent Breast Cancer please see the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute,


A Benefit dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday 16th November 2015. Music on the night by Night Fever, Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey, Busy Fingers Tickets cost €10 each - the committee will be out selling tickets over the next few weeks and your support will be very much appreciated. Tickets will also be on sale in Arva Post Office and Lynch’s Newsagents.


Security Awareness Talk in Templeport Community Centre, Tuesday, October 20th at 8.30pm by Sgt Noel Harraghy, covering the Ballyconnell Garda District. There is no charge and all are welcome.