St Patrick’s Arva Football Club: Arva travelled to Ballyconnell on Saturday evening last to play the home side in the Division 3 League and after a well contested game Arva took the points on a score of 2-11 to 1-8. Arva team John Kiernan, Shane Finnegan, Sean Mc Manus, Shane Mc Entee, Stephen Ellis, Thomas Brady, Shane Bouchier, James Morris (0-2), David Bouchier, Alan Barry, Dermot Mc Glade (1-2), Peter Morris (0-2), Conal Sheridan (0-4), Gavin Doyle (1-0), Raymond Daly (0-1). Subs Ciaran Cooney, Philip Galligan. The Reserve league game against Bailieboro will be played tonight - Wednesday 13th July at 8 o’clock in St Anne’s Park. Both teams are due to play Laragh Utd this Saturday - 16th July - but 1 or both may be postponed – check website or with club officers. Arva G.A.A. are holding a massive Fancy Dress Disco on Sunday night 30th July in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex. This will be a night for young and old and already some very funny costumes are on order. Keep the date free for a great night’s craic. Arva G.A.A. Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto continues with the draw held in the Clubrooms on Monday night at 8.00 o’clock. The winning numbers on Monday 4th July were 3 – 13 – 2 3– 28. There was no winner and the following received a €50 consolation prize – Chris Hourican, Cathal Reilly, Drumhaldry, Michael Dolan, Corlough. The jackpot on Monday 11th July is €1,250 with 3 consolation prizes of €50 each if the Jackpot is not won. 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. Thanks to everyone for supporting the G.A.A. Lotto.
Ulster Final: Best wishes to the Cavan Minor Team who play Armagh in the Ulster Final in Clones on this Sunday at 2.00 pm. They had a great win over Tyrone in the semi final but Armagh are supposed to be a very good team so they need all the support they can get to cheer them on. Arva have 3 players on the panel – Ciaran Brady, Kevin Bouchier and Jonathan Mc Cabe – so there will be a big Arva contingent at the game. Cavan have not been in an Ulster Minor Final since 1988 so we hope they can go a step further on this occasion. The Joint Team Management of Dermot Mc Cabe and Gary Donohoe from Gowna have done a great job with the players and we wish them continued success in the Final.
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.
Water Safety: The annual two week course on Swimming and Water Safety took place on Gartylough Lake, Arva starting on Monday morning 4th July. There was a great attendance and all will face examinations this weekend where we hope they will be successful.
Blood Donors: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigid’s Community Centre, Lough Gowna on Monday and Tuesday next 18th & 19th July with clinic’s on both days from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm. You are asked to help ensure that essential Blood Supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. It is important that we all remember that many patient’s in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases so make a point of visiting the clinic if at all possible.
Meeting: Arva Agricultural Show Society meeting will be held in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva on this Thursday night 14th July at 9.30 pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome. The 54th Annual Arva Show will take place this year on Sunday 24th July in the Show Field with the kind permission of M.s Philomena Fyfe. Prize List’s and Entry Form’s are available in all the local shop’s or may be obtained from the Show Secretary on 086 1082 547 – the closing date for entries is Wednesday 20th July.
Breffni Challenge: The annual Breffni 20 K Challenge will take place on 30th July and involves walking / jogging / running etc from Cavan to Arva – or the shorter distance from Ballinagh to Arva. This will be the 11th year of fundraising for St Luke’s Hospital and this year again the N.B.C.R.I. (National Breast Cancer Research Institute) and Cavan Cancer Homecare will be associated with this very successful event. Sponsorship Cards are now available from all the usual outlets. There is a notable increase in the numbers out walking in preparation for the big event and everyone will be hoping for good weather on the day.
Coffee Day: The Annual Marie Brady Coffee Day & Cake Sale fundraiser in aid of St Luke’s Hospital Dublin, National Breast Cancer Research Institute Galway and Cavan Cancer Homecare Association, takes place in Main Street Arva on this Friday July 15th between 10am and 8pm. Why not drop in for a cuppa and support this worthwhile charitable event.
Mobile training: Over 55’s Mobile Phone Training - Runs Wednesday mornings 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to text, use your address book, change your ring tone, and generally get the most from your mobile phone. For more information or to book your place please call 049 4336070.
Drama: Killeshandra Butterflies Arts and Drama Special Abilities Summer Project, organised by the founder members of Killeshandra Arts and Drama group offers drama, dance/ movement, arts and crafts, music to children and adults with special abilities who like the intimacy of a small group setting to gain skills and confidence. This year’s programme runs from Tuesday 2nd August to Thursday 4th in the Community Council’s Resource Centre Killeshandra with an outing on the Friday the 5th. The project caters for children ages 5 years up to 12 in the mornings 11am to 1am. In the evening for teens and adults from 7pm to 9pm. Fee €20 per student for the week’s activities. Further enquiries to Deirdre O’Reilly at 0851555076 or email email@example.com This project is part funded by Cavan Co. Council’s Community Arts Grant.
Symapthy: Belated condolences are extended to Mrs Eileen Byrne, North Longford & Arva Credit Union, Main Street, Arva on the recent death of her mother Mrs Ellen Higgins, Drumadoran, Mohill. Also to Mrs Anna Corcoran, Cordownan and A.C. Auto Spares, Arva on the recent death of her mother Mrs Bridget Smith Redhills. The death occurred recently at Cavan General Hospital of Mrs Rose Lyons nee Corcoran, Cornmill House, Arva following a brief illness. While she was 94 years old she had been in reasonably good health and the suddenness of her passing came as a shock to her relatives and friends. A native of Moyne she immigrated to New York in 1947 and there she met and married her husband Daniel. They returned to Ireland in 1991 but sadly her husband died a short time later and Rose moved into Arva where she resided happily since. Her remains were removed from the residence of her niece Mrs Helen Mc Manus, Drumury, Moyne to St Mary’s Church where they were received by Rev Dan Sheridan P.P Killeshandra who celebrated her Requiem Mass and officiated at her burial in Legga cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her late husband. Rose is survived by her brother Bernie in England, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends to all of whom we extend belated condolences.
Victors Dung: Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen present the following shows - July 27th / 28th Victors Dung a comedy by Seamus O’Rourke. July 30th. Dublin City Ramblers in concert, August 1st Frankie Gavin & De Dannen in concert, August 3rd / 4th Beezneez Theatre Company present “Dont Dress for Dinner”. All shows start sharp at 8.30 pm and for Booking or further information contact 049 4339 612.
Latin Players: The Latin School Players would like to thank everyone who helped to make our recent production of ‘A Wake in The West’ such a success. Thank you to all who worked so hard both on and off stage and a particular word of thanks to the audience who came out in such large numbers to support. A special word of thanks to the author Michael J Ginnelly and his agent Lucy Gill for their support. The group hope to resume rehearsals for a new production in the Autumn and would welcome new members.
Arva Social Club: There will be no more activities in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva for members of the Arva Social Club until after their meeting on 2nd September.