GAA Club

GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 25th November. The Jackpot was €4,800 – Numbers drawn were 8/ 9 / 13 / 23. No winner – €50 winners – Brían Brady, Arva. Ollie Kiernan, Coolarty, Granard. Brían Cully, Arva. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 2nd December was €4,850-00. 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 Mass: St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club are having Mass offered on this Friday night 6th December at 8 o’clock in memory of all our deceased members and friends. We urge as many as possible to make an effort to attend and remember all our faithful departed. Volunteers needed on this Saturday 7th December to help with much needed work in the football field. If you have a couple of hours to spare then come to Michael Cully Park on Saturday morning. All help will be much appreciated. Contact Niall on 087 253 4453, Barney 087 6794 215, John 086 2775 880, Cyril 049 4335 247 / 087 2702 772. Arva Juvenile GAA Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on this Thursday 5th December at 9.15pm sharp in the Breffni Arms Hotel. All parents are invited to attend. U-21 Championship: On Sunday last in Packie Devlin Park, Killeshandra the St Joseph’s team were too strong for a gallant Drumalee side in the quarter final of the Cavan U-21 Football Championship. We wish them continued success in this competition.


Congratulations are extended to St Columba’s GAA, Mullinalaghta who won the coveted Leader Cup in Longford for the first time in over 60 years. With a strong Arva connection to a couple of the players there is always interest in how they are progressing. There is also a strong connection to Longford Slashers but everyone loves to see a new team emerging.

Breffni Challenge

The proceeds of the Annual Breffni 20 K Challenge will be presented to the three charities on this Friday at 10.00 pm. Music on the night will be provided by Mary Harwood and James Galligan and a good night is assured. Each year St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, National Breast Cancer Research Institute, Galway and Cavan Cancer Homecare receive much needed funding as a result of the generosity of many people who take part or sponsor participants in the Breffni 20 K.

Senior Scór

Scór needs your talents! Arva GAA are looking for people to get involved in Senior Scór. We are looking for singers, musicians, dancers, actors and brainy people for the quiz. If you want to take part or are willing to help out, ring Niall Gormley on 086-8986827.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – This Sunday 8th December Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Holy Communion Service in Columbkille at 10.0 am and in Gowna at 11.30 am

Church news

The Sick and Infirm will be attended at the usual times on this Friday 6th December (1st Friday) in the Arva and Coronea areas. On this Sunday we will have an Enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion with the following children being enrolled: Alanna Boughtwood, Dara Brady, Peter Corr, Ellie Crotty, Aoibh Farrell, Liam Gray, Saskia Lee, Michaela McKeon, Abigail O’Hanlon, Aoife O’Hara, Áine O’Reilly, Eloise Shanaghy, Michael Whelan, and Éanna Ward. Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the Vigil Mass will be held at 7.00 pm on Sunday evening with Mass on Monday morning at 10.0 am. There will be an Inter Church Carol Service on Thursday of next week 12th December at 7.30 pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas on Tuesday17th December.


On Sunday week last we had the Enrolment Mass for those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation with the following children taking part: Caleb Boughtwood, Richard Cully, Shane Dobson, Seamus Donegan, Conor Ellis, Emily Finnegan, Maria Finnegan, Lauren Gilsenan Quinn, Jamie Gray, Luke Hurson, Holly Lynch, Aisling MacManus, Oisin McDonnell, Claire O’Connor, Clare Scott, Aaron Shanaghy, and Emma Walch.

Hospital Visit’s

If there is anyone in hospital who would like a visit from any of the local clergy lease let them know and they would be privileged to call. Due to patient confidentially hospitals are not allowed to give out this information as was the case in the past.

St Vincent de Paul

The Arva St Vincent de Paul started 28 years ago and covers part of Longford, Leitrim and Cavan. During this time they have helped hundreds of families and they would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have supported them over the years. Those who subscribe to their collections, Kieran and the Country Markets committee, Michael and Jana from “Clutterbugs” Charity shop for their generosity and all their friends from the Church of Ireland. They wish to say a big Thank You to everyone for their kindness. The annual Church Gate Collection will take place on this weekend Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th December.

Show AGM

Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on this Thursday night 5th December at 9.00 pm sharp in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.

Community Alert

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 Community Alert committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus McGahern - 087 7671002 or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109

Line Dancing

Classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel every Thursday night at 8.30 pm for Beginners and at 9.30 pm for the more advanced. Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy a night of dancing and exercise in a friendly environment.

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.


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There will be no Curling in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva during December or January but will recommence in February.

Christmas Lights

The Switch-on of the town Christmas lights and the annual visit of Santa Claus takes place on Saturday of next week the 14th December at 4pm. The Lights will be switched on at the Christmas tree on the Market Square kindly donated by Brady’s of Arva. Local Carol Signing will take place. This year businesses are requested to give generously to the cost of the Christmas lighting and Santa gifts. Tickets for the Christmas Hamper draw will be on sale in all outlets in Arva from Friday 22nd November.


The Arva Community Dinner will take place on Wednesday of next week 11th December at 7.30 pm sharp in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Admission is just €5-00 so come along and have a good nights entertainment and meet Santa Claus.

Meeting: The next 1st Friday meeting for the Active Age will take place at 10.30 am on this Friday 6th December in the Breffni Arms Hotel. All members are requested to come along.

St Vincent de Paul: The Christmas Country Market will take place in the former Bargain Buys shop on Main Street, Arva on Friday 13th December commencing at 9.30 am. Home Baking, Jewellery, Flowers and many more stalls will be present. Do come along and support the Market and hopefully finish your Christmas shopping.

Tomregan Parish

Will hold their next Parish Dance on Friday of next week 13th December in Tomregan Parish Hall, Ballyconnell from 10pm till late. Music is by Vincie Carr and Alan McGrory. Tickets are €10 at the door. Supper served, all welcome. Funds are in aid of the Hall refurbishment.

Clothes collection

Clothing and Clothes collection at Cortober National School contact Jenny 087 602 8806 if you have bags for collection before Wednesday 11th December or drop into PE room Monday 9th December 2-4pm


Daniel Madigan, Arva enjoyed a successful weekend at the recent ESB Swim Club Gala in Dublin. Daniel won a silver medal in the 50m Freestyle final and bronze medals in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly stroke finals.