Arva local news Dec 10

GAA: St Patrick's Arva Football Club: Horse Racing: On this Saturday night 11th December the Football Club are holding a Race Nite in the Goalpost Bar for their Players Injury Fund.

GAA: St Patrick's Arva Football Club: Horse Racing: On this Saturday night 11th December the Football Club are holding a Race Nite in the Goalpost Bar for their Players Injury Fund.

The Club is expecting all players and members to attend and join in by racing the Wooden Horses. This is sure to be a good night's craic and the club look forward to a big turnout.

2011 Membership Forms are available and all players must apply for Membership otherwise they are not insured and will not be allowed to play. Ordinary members should also fill out the form as they will then be kept up to date with regular Text messages and / or Email regarding what's happening in the club

As a result of re-sodding the goalmouths and another couple of spot's in Michael Cully Park - the pitch is now closed – the usual Charity Match will not take place on St Stephen's Day. Instead it was agreed to hold a swim in Gartylough and a number of brave souls have already agreed to take part. Sponsorship Cards are available and the club are asking for generous support. There will also be a Bong Ball Competition and – weather permitting – Duck Racing. The Bong Ball should prove to be good craic and keep people entertained for some time. Proceedings will get underway at 1.30 pm and Irish Music will be provided in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex with a Raffle for numerous prizes. The club would like to see as many as possible from the general area attending and making it a community event.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva on Monday evening's after Mass until 8.00 pm.

On Sunday last children from St Mary's National School, Arva and Coronea National School were enrolled for First Penance and First Holy Communion which will take place on 5th June 2011.

Today Wednesday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Mass will be celebrated at 10.30 am.


The local Society of St Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend Saturday 11th / Sunday 12th December. You are asked to please be as generous as possible. The local number for St Vincent de Paul is 086 190 8847 – strict confidence assured.


Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their annual Christmas Carol Service on this Sunday 12th December at 8.00 pm. tea will be served afterwards in the School Hall and everybody is invited and welcome to attend.


Church of Ireland Services for the Arva Group of Parishes: as follows Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am, Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.


This year the children from the school took part in the Christmas Cards for School's Project.

Each child got to design their own unique Christmas card. There will be special packs of these cards which will include a selection of the children's designs available to buy in the Post Office, Bargain Buys, Lynch's Newsagents and also from the Secretary's office in the school. The packs will contain 10 Christmas cards of different designs and include envelopes. Each pack will cost €8. The School would very much appreciate your support in this fundraising venture.


The December Comhaltas Session takes place on this Friday 10th December in O' Hara's Bar and Lounge. The monthly sessions have become very successful with the number of musicians increasing each month. A great night's entertainment was enjoyed by all in Hughie's Bar in November and Friday night should be another night of craic and great traditional music.


Due to the harsh weather the Launch of the CD by Rl g which was to have taken place in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex on Friday night last had to be postponed. This eagerly awaited Launch will now take place on Saturday 22nd January in the Breffni Arms.


Hughie Brady, Main Street, Arva would like to thank all who supported him on his recent visit to Brazil where he completed yet another walk in aid of Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Dublin.

Sincere thanks to all who attended his fundraisers and those who called personally and donated to this very worthy cause.


Forige continues each Friday evening in St Patrick's Hall, Arva at 7.30 pm for all second level students. Members of Forige will be selling Christmas Log's at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva this weekend 10th / 11th December.


Line Dancing will conclude this Friday night with their Christmas Party in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex. Classes will resume in early January. The Breffni Line Dancers wish all their friends the compliments of the season.


Christmas Party for the Active Age Group will be held on Wednesday of next week 15th December in the Breffni Arms Hotel & Leisure Complex and everybody is welcome to attend. It is important to note that food will be served no later than 7.45 pm and the committee ask everyone attending to be in the Hotel before 7.30 pm. It is not fair on the people who are present in good time to be waiting for others who arrive late so please be punctual.


Kurling for the Arva Active Age Group in St Patrick's Hall, Arva has been suspended until the beginning of February.

Their next Coffee morning will be on Friday 4th February 2011.


Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on this Thursday night 9th December at 9.00 pm in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.


Santa Claus will make his annual visit to Arva on this Saturday 11th December arriving into the town at 4.00 pm to officially Switch-On the Christmas Lights in the town. The School Choir will entertain the assembled crowd at the Market Square from 3.45 pm until Santa arrives at the square.

He will officially Switch-On the Christmas Lights and then proceed around the town and back to St Patrick's Hall where he will distribute gifts to all the children from the wider area. The members of the Choir will be the first to get into Santa's Grotto in St Patrick's Hall.

A raffle will be held that evening to help defray the costs associated with the event and tickets are on sale throughout the town. Your generous support would be much appreciated.


The Corn Mill Players will present the John B. Keane play "The Chastitute" – which is by Gus Ward – in the Corn Mill Theatre on the following dates Thursday 16th, Saturday 18th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, and Monday 27th to Friday 31st December . All show's start at 8.30 pm and booking is essential on 049 4339 612.