St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club: Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 7th January. The Jackpot was €2500 – Numbers drawn were 1/9/11/ 15. No winner. €50 winners – Gerry Ellis (Snr), Drumalt. Jim Moran, Arva, Joe McHugh, Moyne. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 14th January was €2550. 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
Training: The Arva players have returned to light training as they focus on the new League due to start in the next few weeks. They are delighted to have secured the services of Lough Gowna clubman Ciaran Brady as Team Manager. Ciaran has been an important player not just with his club but also with the Cavan County team over many years. He won numerous Senior Championship’s with his club and an Ulster Senior Championship with Cavan in 1997. He brought Colmcille to the Senior Championship final and a year later he was still in charge when they won the Connolly Cup for the first time in 50 years. Hopefully his past successes can help the Arva players to secure their undoubted potential.
Membership: Arva GAA Club membership is now due and all players in particular should ensure they have paid before they start training as they would not be covered by the Player Injury Scheme. For information contact the Secretary on 087 6794 215.
Motor Neurone Disease: The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will hold their annual Church Gate collection in County Cavan this weekend 19th / 20th January. Your generous support in these difficult times will be much appreciated.
Church Services: For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 20th January – Family Service at 10.00 am in Columbkille and Carrigallen and at 11.30 am in Gowna and Arva.
St. Mary’s N.S. Arva: - Enrolment September 2013: If you wish to enrol your son/daughter in St. Mary’s National School, Arva for September 2013 please contact the Secretary’s Office before Friday 1st February 2013.
Community Alert: The Arva/Cornafean Community Alert Committee would like to thank everyone who supported recent church gate collection. If you require a personal monitored alarm or you know somebody in the community who requires a person monitored alarm please contact one of the following committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus Mc Gahern - 087 7671002, or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109
Free Money: Saturday Night’s Raffle in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva is called ‘Free Money Saturday’ and on Saturday night last there was no winner. On this Saturday night there will be €500 on offer. Free entry to the draw. You must be there to win – the draw takes place anytime after 10.00pm.
Library: Arva Library will be closed until Thursday 17th January 2013 at 2p.m. Usual opening Hours: Thursday 2p.m.-5p.m. and 6p.m.-8.30p.m. Friday 2p.m.-5p.m. & 6p.m.-8.30p.m. Saturday 10a.m.-1p.m. & 2p.m.-5p.m. Your Library service is free!
Line Dancing: Following a break for the Festive Season the very popular Line Dancing classes return to the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva on this Thursday night 20th January with classes for Beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more Advanced at 9.30 pm. Come along and enjoy a good night’s dancing in a friendly environment.
Trotters: The Arva Trotters Walking Group will be out each Sunday morning at 11.15 am. Everyone welcome.
Draw: Atto Draw Results 8th January: Jackpot is now €1950 Winning numbers : 09 11 12 23. no winner. €20 winners - Siobhan O’Hara, Drumnawall, Anan Murphy, Moyne; Kathleen Donnelly, Fosters, Arva; Philip Noel Brady, Arva; Geraldine Mulligan, 1 Bruce Manor.
Courses: Winter courses being held at The Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex, Arva are as follows: Aqua Aerobics on Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday Nights. Children’s Swimming Lessons also available. For further information please contact the Breffni Arms Arva on 049-4335127
Aromatherapist: M.s Jean Goode will be coming to The Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva at 6.45pm on Monday 25th February to demonstrate the benefits of Oils etc. to the Senior Citizens Club. Make a note of the date as this is something not to be missed.
Meeting: Arva Agricultural Show Society are holding a meeting this Thursday 17th January in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva at 9.00 pm. All members please attend, New Members always welcome. The Show committee are running a Fundraising Table Quiz on Friday 1st February in The Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva at 9.00 pm and are hoping for the support of the entire community. in the present climate sponsorship is more difficult to obtain as the committee strive to keep up their normal high standards
Careers Event: Cavan VEC are holding a Careers Event in the further Education & Training Campus (formerly Dun Ui Neill Barracks) on Thursday January 24th from 12 noon to 4.00 pm and from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. This event is free of charge and open to all. As well as having representatives from Universities, Colleges and Professional Bodies present to give information on courses, careers and college life, very informative talks on SUSI (The Grant System), HEAR/DARE and CAO will be held between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. A very informative and worthwhile event is promised. We look forward to meeting you there.
Benefit Dance: Following the destruction of their family home the Arva Football Club are holding a Benefit Dance for the Brady Family on Saturday 9th February in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex. Club members are out selling tickets for the function and donations may also be made to the St Patrick’s G.A.A. No 2 Account or by contacting Cyril Sheridan, Arthur Mc Cabe, Niall Brady and in Arva Post Office. Music on the night will be provided by the ever popular Night Fever with Ríl Óg and Gold Smith providing support.
First aid: First Aid introduction evening In Derrylane Old Schoolhouse on Wednesday, 23 January at 8pm Everyone welcome.