GAA Club

GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 28th April. Jackpot €5,900-00 – Numbers drawn 7 /13 / 24 / 26 – No winner. €50 each – Siobhán Doyle, Aughaga. Kathleen Keegan, Brucehall. Lauren and Barry Donnelly, Legga. The jackpot on Monday dfnight last 5th May was €5950-00. 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 Cavan A.C.F.L. Arva had Swanlinbar as visitors to Park na Gael, Dromard on Wednesday evening last for a postponed game in the Brady’s Arva All County Football League Division 2 which the visitors won by 3 points on a score line Swanlinbar 1-10 Arva 1-7. With 27 minutes gone Arva led by 1-3 to 0-4 but a breakdown in play led to a Swanlinbar goal which put them into the lead while Arva levelled before the break – 1-4 each. The lead changed on a number of occasions during the second half and with 57 minutes gone the sides were still level. Arva got off to a great start with Jonathan Mc Cabe and Conal Sheridan points in the 5th and 6th minutes while Sheridan hit the net in the 9th minute. Swad got off the mark in the 12th minute and both sides hit a number of wide’s before Mc Cabe pointed again for Arva. The visitors hit a purple patch and scored 1-3 in the following 6 minutes to lead by 1 point. Kevin Bouchier brought the sides level before the break. The sides exchanged points during the second half and were still level after 57 minutes with Conal Sheridan, James Morris and Kevin Bouchier on target for Arva. Swad levelled in the 57th minute and finished with 3 further unanswered points to secure victory. Arva team – Richard Keith, Stephen Ellis, Darren Gray, Sean Mc Manus, Thomas Brady, Ciaran Brady, Cormac Mc Cabe, Brian Fitzpatrick, James Morris (0-1), Fergal Mc Glade, Kevin Bouchier (0-2), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-2), Shane Mc Entee, Conal Sheridan (1-2), Peter Morris. On Sunday Arva had Killinkere as visitors to Dromard in the Brady’s Arva ACFL Division 2 and after a very tough encounter emerged victorious on a score line Arva 1-14 Killinkere 0-12. Arva led by a goal at half time 1-7 to 0-7 and went on to finish strongly with 5 points to spare at the long whistle. Jonathan McCabe and Kevin Bouchier had the opening scores for Arva while Killinkere replied in the 5th minute. Conal Sheridan scored a great Arva goal in the 6th minute and the sides traded points up to half time with Mc Cabe, Sheridan, Alan Barry, Bouchier, James Morris and Ryan Magarahan on target for Arva to leave the half time score 1-7 to 0-7. McCabe hit 3 points after the break before the visitors added another. Ciaran Brady and Bouchier added a brace for Arva while the visitors replied with a brace to leave 4 points separating the sides after 48 minutes. Arva had 3 points from McCabe, Bouchier and Paul Brady while Killinkere could only manage two points to leave Arva ahead by 5 points. Arva team – Richard Keith, Enda Gormley, Darren Gray, Sean Mc Manus, Peter Morris, Ciaran Brady (0-1), Cormac Mc Cabe, Brian Fitzpatrick, Fergal Mc Glade, Paul Bouchier, Kevin Bouchier (0-4), Ryan Magarahan (0-1), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-5), Conal Sheridan (1-3), James Morris. Subs – Alan Barry (0-1), Shane Mc Entee, Paul Brady (0-1).

Arva also played Killinkere in the Cully’s Craft Bakery Reserve League which the visitors totally dominated and won on a score line Killinkere 4 -16 Arva 1-4. Arva team – Sean Mc Manus, Bernard Brady, Enda Gormley, Paul Brady, Patrick Murtagh, Alan Barry, Shane Mc Entee, Danny Conneely, Padraig Reilly, Raymond Brady, Sean Donnelly (0-1), Raymond Daly (1-1), Ciaran Cooney (0-1). Subs – Paul Bouchier, Conor Mc Entee


Cake Sale / Tea /Coffee morning was held on Friday last in aid of the Lourdes Assisted Pilgrim Fund. I would like to sincerely thank the people of the area for their generous support – the amazing sum of €1,040-44 was donated. In the present economic climate it is very much appreciated and all will be remembered at Mass in Lourdes at the end of the month. I want to especially thank Robert and Rosemary Keith for the use of their premises, Elaine Cully and Frances Lee for all their help.


Anyone wishing to send a Petition to Lourdes should write it out and place it in a sealed envelope and leave it into Arva Post Office. Money should not be put in the envelope but if anyone wants to send money to have candles burned at the Grotto it should be put in a separate envelope. The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly.


Monster Bingo continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,100-00 on offer each night (€1,000 on page 9) it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 9pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 4th May – Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen at 10am and in Arva at 11.30am. Service of Holy Communion in Columbkille at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am.


The Irish Wheelchair Association held their annual Church Gate Collection last weekend and in Arva it amounted to €394 – 40. Your generous support is much appreciated.

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.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with beginners at 8.30 pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30 pm. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing and exercise in a friendly environment.


Your Library service is free! Opening hours - Thursday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Friday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Saturday: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Kevin’s Bed

Latin School Players will present their 3 act play Kevin’s Bed by Bernard Farrell in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne on this Friday 9th May, Saturday 10th May & Sunday 11th May at 8.30 pm. Tickets on sale in Lynch’s Newsagents, Arva, Mc Seain’s of Cornafean , Moyne Cross Stores & Corrigan’s, Legga. Tickets €10.

Social Club

Monster Raffle: The Social Club will hold a monster raffle on Friday 6th June under the supervision of Sgt Willie Ward. First Prize will be 2 nights B&B / Evening Meal for 2 people in Westport, Co Mayo. Second Prize €100 Voucher for Viewmount House, Longford and many more wonderful prizes. Tickets will be on sale from this Friday and you are asked to be generous in your support for this worthy cause. Arva Social Club – Fun and Games in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12 noon – do come along and please bring a friend.


Meditation and Mindfulness Classes will be held in Arva Holistic Centre, starting on this Thursday, 8th May. For further information or to book a place please contact 087 296 8924.

Political debate in Cavan

There will be three live debates in front of a live audience featuring all the candidates in the forthcoming local elections. They will be recorded and transmitted on There will be one in each electoral area. Bailieboro Community Centre on Thursday, 8th May at 9pm, Ballyjamesduff Community Centre on Tuesday, 13th May at 8pm and at Cavan Town Hall on Thursday, 15th May at 8pm. Audience participation is welcome. For more information and to raise issues contact Brian Daly 087 2384114,


A new Bingo is starting in Killeshandra Community Hall on Wednesday, 21st May 2014 starting at 9pm and every Wednesday. There is €3,100 in prize money to be won; With Jackpot of €1,000 each night.

Tea Party

Arva Community Tea Party is on this Friday night, 9th May, 8:30pm in the Breffni Arms. Hostesses please bring your Teapot to your table at Hotels request. Mike Beasley will be providing the entertainment and another guest artist will be appearing on the night. Please come and enjoy the craic and raise funds for the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Arva Development Association monthly meeting is on Monday, 12th May at 9pm in the Breffni Arms. All members please attend.

Community Games

The Arva/Killeshandra/Cornafean Community Games Area Athletics Finals will take place at Packie Devlin Park, Killeshandra on Wednesday, 14th May at 6pm. Rosie Crowe and Mark McKeever will be making a guest appearance to present the medals! Visit the Arva/Killeshandra/Cornafean Community Games Facebook page for more details.