GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto

The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 26th August. The Jackpot was €4,150 – Numbers drawn were 2/ 10 / 19 / 26. No winner – €50 winners - Willie Ward, Arva. Paddy Mulligan, Forthill. Jim Moran, Fair Green. On Monday 2nd September. The Jackpot was €4,200 – Numbers drawn were 3/ 7 / 11 / 24. No winner – €50 winners - Sean Donnelly, Arva. Dorothy Boylan, Gowna. Padraig Brady, Arva. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 9th September was €4,250-00. 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 Race Nite: Arva club are holding a Race Nite in the Goal Post Bar, Arva on Saturday night 28th September – Jockey’s wanted – Sponsors wanted - all support appreciated. All proceeds to the Players Injury Fund. League: On Friday evening last the Arva v Maghera game in the Brady’s Arva Division 3 League was cancelled with Arva receiving the points. This puts Arva into top place on the league table (29 points) with a game in hand as Kill (26 points) defeated Ballymachugh (28 points). Arva need to win their remaining 4 games to be sure of promotion and any slip up could prove costly. They will play Templeport in St Aiden’s Park, Bawnboy on Saturday week. Championship: On Sunday next Arva will take on neighbours Cornafean in the Semi-Final of the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship at 3.30 pm in Kingspan Breffni Park. This should be an exciting encounter as local rivalry always adds to a game. Cornafean operate in Division 2 of the League and the fact that Arva surprised them in the championship a couple of years ago will give them an advantage but hopefully Arva can continue on their recent good form. We look forward to a good game and may the best team win.


A new GAA Book entitled “The Fairytale in New York” by Paul Fitzpatrick will be Launched in the Meadow View, Cavan on this Thursday night at 8.30 pm by World Handball Champion Paul Brady. Paul will sign copies of his book in the Crannog Bookshop on this Saturday 16th September (the 66th Anniversary of the final) from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. Paul will Launch the book in the Boars Head, Capel Street, Dublin on Thursday of next week 19th September at 8.30 pm. There will be finger food both nights and Sam Maguire could be present in the Boars Head. We wish Paul every success with his publication which should be a best seller with Cavan people all over the world.

Up for the Match: Anyone heading to Dublin on the night before the All Ireland Football Final should be award of a big night in the Boars Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Daithí O’Se will be MC for a night of great football craic with former greats such as Padraig Joyce, Keith Barr, Seamus Moynihan, Dermot Mc Cabe and a host of other guests. Proceedings get underway at 8pm with 2 All Ireland tickets to be raffled on the night and everyone is welcome.


There was much sadness in the area with news of the recent death of Mr Padraig Halton, Rathoath and formerly from Lough Gowna. Padraig played most – if not all - of his football with Arva and is fondly remembered for scoring a great goal in the 1972 Intermediate Championship Final in Kingspan Breffni Park in which Arva were victorious. He never lost touch with his former teammates and was a member of the Arva GAA Golf Society which holds a number of outings each year. On behalf of the community we extend sincere sympathy to his wife Margaret and 3 daughters, to his mother, brother, sisters and extended family. As a mark of respect a minutes silence was observed before the Arva v Knockbride game played in Arva.

Best wishes

We are glad to know that Rev Eamon Bredin was discharged from hospital last week having been admitted the previous week. He was in Arva on Wednesday and is recovering well. He is now living in Drumnavannagh, Cavan and on behalf of his former parishioners we wish him good health for the future.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 15th September Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.

Cavan Presbyterian Church

Monday 23rd September at 8.00 pm, Croaghan Church Harvest Concert with Colin Elliott of ‘Live Issue’ (Lurgan) and Michael Harcus (Scotland). Wednesday 25th September Cavan Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm -The Ark Man touring Ireland & visiting Cavan with his 6ft model ark! Friday 27th September at 8.00 pm in Bellasis Church Hall - Harvest In the Country concert, with same artists as at Croaghan (above). Sunday 29th September in Drumkeeran Church (L1528) at 3.30pm Traditional Harvest Thanksgiving, at 3.30pm. Refreshments follow all events. Come and enjoy these occasions for all ages & stages!


Anyone in hospital who would like a Pastoral Visit from their local Clergy should make it known to the relevant person as due to patient confidentially the clergy are not allowed to check the hospital lists as had been the case.


Each Friday at 8.00 pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. Registration cost is €20. All welcome.

Senior Helpline

Is a confidential listening service for older people by older people. If you want someone to talk to don’t be afraid to lift the phone and call 1850 440 444.

Slimming World

Continues each Wednesday evening in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.


‘The Quare Land’ play starring Seamus O’Rourke and Shane Carroll takes place on Saturday 28th September 2013 in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva with proceeds going to Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan. This play is a must see and will have you rolling around with laughter. Tickets cost only €10 euro and are available from Breffni Arms Hotel, Lynch’s Shop Arva, Moore’s Spar Ballinagh and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.


Meditation & Mindfulness classes in Arva Holistic Centre starting on Thursday of next week 19th September for 12 weeks. Pre booking is necessary so to reserve your place to relax & unwind call 087 2968924.


The 10th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice takes place Saturday 26th October 2013. Main sponsor is MacManus Pharmacies Cavan. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Over the previous nine years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising 262,000 euro for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice, Ciaran Weir, Padraig Cosgrove, Willie Hughes, or Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.