Arva

St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 4th August. Jackpot €6,600. Numbers drawn 3 /6 / 18 / 21 – No winner. €50 each – Brian Brady, Drumalt. Alice Murtagh, Farrangarve. Jim Giblin, Brankhill. The Jackpot on Monday night last 11th August was €6,650-00. 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

Championship

Arva played Ballymachugh in a play-off game in the Reserve Championship on Saturday evening last in Devlin Park, Killeshandra but unfortunately for Arva they were defeated once again by Ballymachugh inside a week. That ends their competition for this year but some will be in strong contention for starting places in the 1st team. Arva team – Sean Donnelly, Bernard Brady, Sean Mc Manus, Enda Gormley, Shane McEntee, Paul Brady, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alan Gray, Conor Mc Entee, Cian Sheridan, Danny Conneely, Ciaran Cooney, Raymond Daly, Alan Barry. Subs - Fergal McGlade, Ryan Magarahan, Raymond Magarahan, Raymond Brady, Cormac Mc Cabe. J.F.C. Arva will play Munterconnacht on this Sunday in Crowe Park, Lacken at 3.30 pm in the second round of the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship and need to win to keep their interest alive in this years competition. Once again these sides usually have very little between them in games and this one is sure to be keenly contested. We urge all club supporters to attend the game and cheer on the players #16th man.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 17th August Service of Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10.00 am. and in Arva at 11.30 am. No other Services this weekend.

Cemetery Sunday

The annual visitation and Blessing of Graves will be held in Coronea Cemetery on this Sunday, 17th August at 12 noon. All plot owners are requested to have the final resting place of their loved ones neat and tidy on the day.

Slimming World

Slimming World continues every Wednesday evening in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.

Arva Branch Library

Closed for summer break on Saturday, 2nd August and will re-open on Thursday, 21st August 2014 at 2p.m.

Bus Service

There was a general air of appreciation with the news that the Cavan / Longford Bus Service was to resume following it’s cancellation some months ago. Those who use the service were also delighted that Wharton’s, Crossdoney were once again the provider with Tommy Mc Kiernan at the wheel. Tommy is well known for his thoughtfulness towards passengers and is extremely well liked by all who avail of the service. This is one of the oldest Bus Routes in Ireland and was started by McGirr’s Bus Company well over 100 years ago. Jackson’s Coaches operated the Route for many years before Wharton’s took it over around 40 years ago. This Service provides a lifeline for many people along the R198 between Cavan and Longford and hopefully it will continue into the future. We wish Wharton’s well in their resumed service and hope it will remain with us well into the future.