gaa: Arva made the trip to Sheelin Park on Saturday last to play Ballymachugh in the Division 3 League and following a great encounter emerged victorious on a score line Arva 1-11 Ballymachugh 1-8. In the home game last April Ballymachugh took the points by 3-7 to 1-9 so with a number of players missing the travelling supporters were delighted with the result on Saturday. Arva attacked from the throw in and Gavin Doyle had the ball in the Ballymachugh net but the Referee blew for a square ball. The home side took over and scored 1-2 in the next 5 minutes before Jonathan Mc Cabe opened the Arva account with a point in the 8th minute while James Morris had a similar score a minute later. The home side had points in the 10th and 14th minutes while Brian Ellis pointed for Arva in the 12th minute. Three points in a row for Arva as Conal Sheridan (15th & 21st minutes) and Gavin Doyle 16th minute found their range and brought them within a point of the home side but in the remaining minutes Ballymachugh added 2 points to leave the half time score 1-6 to 0-6 in favour of the home side. Conal Sheridan pointed for Arva within 2 minutes of the resumption and Ciaran Brady added another in the 7th minute. The home side replied in the 10th minute but Ciaran Brady shook off a number of defenders to shoot to the net and put Arva in front in the 11th minute. Ballymachugh levelled with what was to be their last score in the 16th minute as Arva dominated to the finish with points from James Morris (20 mins), Jonathan Mc Cabe (22 mins) and a Conal Sheridan free in the 29th minute to take the points. Arva Team – James Kiernan, Shane Finnegan, Sean Mc Manus, Ciaran Brady (1-1), Stephen Ellis, Thomas Brady, Alan Barry, James Morris (0-2), Cian Sheridan, Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-2), Dermot Mc Glade, Paul Brady, Brian Ellis, Gavin Doyle (0-1), Conal Sheridan (0-4). Sub: Shane Mc Entee. This victory was made all the sweeter as Arva only had 20 players togged out due to a number gone away for the summer and others unavailable for whatever reason. Those on duty played with their hearts and put in a great display. On behalf of the Arva players and supporters we thank Ballymachugh for their hospitality on the evening. On Sunday morning Arva travelled to Mullahoran to play the home side in Our Lady of Lourdes Park in the Reserve League. Again Arva were short on numbers and only had15 players togged out – some of whom had played the previous evening. This game was a total wipe out for the visitors as the home side won by 0-16 to 1-3. At half time the score was Mullahoran 0-10 Arva 0-1 – this score came from a Conal Sheridan free. Within one and a half minutes of the restart the home side had another 3 points on the board and while Sheridan had another point and Raymond Daly scored 1-1 that was as good as it got for Arva. Daly’s goal came after a great run by Ciaran Cooney whose rasping shot was blocked by the goalie and Daly was following closely to hit the rebound to the net. Arva Team – Gareth Lynch, Patrick Murtagh, Philip Galligan, Dean Harrington, Shane Mc Entee, Raymond Brady, John Kiernan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Cooney, Niall Fox, Pat Mc Cabe, Conal Sheridan (0-2), Raymond Daly (1-1).
Lotto: The Arva Football Club started their own Lotto recently and received a good response. The winning numbers in their second week were 1 – 14 – 18 - 25 and while again there were some envelopes with 3 numbers no-one had all four. The following received a €50 consolation prize – Tommy Reilly, Hollybank, Arva. Louise Lohan, Newbridge, Co Galway, Stephen Ellis, Drumnawall, Arva. Next Monday night the Prize will be €1,100 with 3 consolation prizes of €50 each if the Jackpot is not won. The club are hoping that this fundraising will go a long way to financing the needs of the club and will cover all age groups including the Ladies club. There is great work ongoing within the club and children from U-8upwards are coached in the skills of the game. It is to be hoped that the community will support all this good work and join the GAA 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 which will be held in the clubrooms for the first few weeks.
CONGRATS: We extend our congratulations to St Felims Hurling Team who recently won the Ulster Hurling Féile competition for the second year running and they now go on to represent Cavan and Ulster at the National Féile Finals in Galway on this weekend - Friday / Saturday and Sunday 24th / 25th /26th June. The team is made up of under 14 hurlers from the Arva, Ballinagh and Lacken Clubs and they will stay with members of Padraig Pearses Club in Ballinasloe. #
SERVICES: Church of Ireland Services for the Arva Group of Parishes: Sunday 26th June - Service in Carrigallen at 10.00 am, Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.
Festival: After a lapse of a year the very popular American Truck and Wild West Festival will take place in Arva on this weekend of 24th, 25th, 26th June with all the usual attractions and a couple of new ideas. It promises to be a fun weekend for all the family and will include Helicopter rides, Monster Trucks, Fast Cars, Stunts on the ground and in the Air, etc, etc. For full details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 086 8044 627. The legendary Mick Flavin will get proceedings underway in the Marquee this Friday night in what should be a great occasion.
Bingo: continues every Sunday night with a great attendance in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. There is over €3,000 in prizes on offer with two panels worth €500 each. With the prize money that is on offer it is rightly seen as one of the best sessions in the region – Eye’s down 9.00 pm sharp.
CONGRATS: Congratulations are extended to M.s Donna Harten N.T. St Mary’s National School, Arva and her husband Joe on the recent birth of a baby girl.
ARVA SHOW: Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold their 54th Annual Show this year on Sunday 24th July in the Show Field with the kind permission of M.s Philomena Fyfe. A meeting will be held in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva on this Thursday night 23rd June at 9.30 pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.
20K: - The annual Breffni 20 K Challenge which involves walking / jogging / running etc from Cavan to Arva will take place this year on 30th July. This will be the 11th year of fundraising for St Luke’s Hospital and associated charities and despite the economic situation in our country it is expected that most counties will be represented on the day. Sponsorship Cards are now available from all the usual outlets. The 20 K will be launched on Thursday of next week 30th June in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva and there is an open invitation to everyone to attend.
Tidy Town: A Clean-Up evening takes place on Monday 27th June at 7.30 pm with volunteers meeting at St Patrick’s hall, Arva. The Tidy Town adjudication is ongoing at the moment and residents of Arva are requested to clean up and paint around their premises – also derelict buildings need to be repainted. Residents are asked not to leave rubbish bags out the night before the Bin Collection as dogs and crows are tearing out all the rubbish and the F.Á.S. workers are left to clean up the mess. Rubbish bags should only be left out on the morning of collection – thank you for your co-operation.
TABLE QUIZ: St Mary’s National School, Arva Parents Association have arranged a family Table Quiz in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex on this Thursday evening 23rd June as a Fund Raiser for the school. Questions for all ages - tables are just €20. The fun starts at 7.30 pm sharp.
Library: Please note that Arva Library will open at usual times on Tuesdays and Thursdays only until further notice.
FUNDAY: Busy Bees Creche are holding their annual Open / Family Fun Day on this Friday June 24th from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Fun for all the family – Fun Trailer – Obstacle Course – Bouncy Castle – Face Painting and Monster Barbeque. Everyone welcome – Admission free.
Keep Fit: Adapted Keep Fit continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Thursday’s at 11.00 am. all members are invited to
Summer Camps: The Kids IT Summer Camps will run over the month of July in the Réaltóg Centre, Kilnaleck They are also running an Integration Summer Camp, the camp will explore arts and crafts and cookery in Ireland and other countries, and will be run in early August. The camps are for kids aged 5 years plus, and each camp lasts 1 week,. and are free to families in receipt of a social welfare payment or medical card. For more Information call 049 4336070.