St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 22nd September. Jackpot €6,950-00 – Numbers drawn 8 / 14 / 26 / 28 – No winner. €50 each – Shelly O’Connor, Tycusker. Iris Halliday, Cormore. Francie M Smith, Main Street, Arva. The Jackpot on Monday night last was €7,000. 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 Championship: Arva play Ballymachugh in the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship Final in Kingspan Breffni Park at 4pm on this Sunday, 5th October. Ballymachugh defeated Arva in the opening game in the competition and will no doubt be favourites to repeat their victory. Very little separates these sides when they meet and Arva will be hoping to reverse the earlier result and defeat the favourites. Let us get all our supporters out for this game and be our #16th man.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 5th October – Service of Holy Communion in Carrigallen at 10am and in Arva at 11.30am. Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am. Sunday, 5th October at 8pm Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Portlongfield Hall. Preacher Rev Hazel Hicks. All welcome. Supper served. Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 10am on this Sunday morning, 5th October in Corlisbratten Church and also on Monday, 6th October at 8pm. Preacher’s will be Rev Colin Milligan and Mr Ian Graham. Harvest Supper will be served afterwards in the Schoolhouse and everyone is invited to attend.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Teresa (Tess) McGahern, following her recent death in Surrey U.K. formerly of Coronea & Killeshandra. Funeral to take place to St Bridgid’s Church, Killeshandra on Tuesday next, 7th October at 1pm.

Best wishes

Best wishes go to Sergeant Paudge Tobin, Ballyconnell who retired from An Garda Síochána after almost 38 years service in the force. Paudge is a native of Castledermot, Co Kildare and started out in Ballyconnell in 1978 after leaving the Garda College in Templemore. He was transferred to Arva in January 1982 where he served until June 1988 when he then returned to Ballyconnell. Paudge was always helpful and friendly to the people of this area which is why they were disappointed when he was transferred back to Ballyconnell. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1990 and retired just a couple of weeks ago. On behalf of his friends in Arva we wish Paudge many years of good health to enjoy his retirement.


Arva Foróige Club meetings every Friday in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 7.30pm for second level students.

Cash for Clobber

St. Mary’s National School, Arva will hold a Cash for Clobber collection on Wednesday, 22nd October 2014. Bags can be left into the GP Room on the previous day. Great time to de-clutter.

Jack & Jill Climb a Hill

St. Mary’s NS Arva, will host a Jack & Jill Climb a HIll Walk on Wednesday, 1st October to raise money for this great Children’s Charity. The walk will be up past the football pitch, leaving the school at 1.40pm. All parents and members of the wider community are welcome to join us.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with classes for beginners at 8.30pm and for the more advanced at 9.30pm. Come along and enjoy a good night of dancing and fun.

Breffni 20K

The organisers ask that anyone with cards or outstanding sponsorship money to please hand it in to the Post Office, Main Street, Arva so that a final figure can be put on the amount and get a date arranged for the presentation. To date almost €1 million has been raised for St Luke’s Hospital for Cancer Care, Cure and Control, The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and Cavan Cancer Homecare. Please get all outstanding collected as soon as possible.

Slimming World

Slimming World continues every Wednesday evening in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.

Social Club

Arva Social Club will hold their monthly meeting and Coffee Morning in the Breffni Arms Hotel on this Friday, 3rd October following the 10am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.

Active Age

Gentle exercise and Line Dancing will take place each Tuesday morning in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 10 o’clock. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part. The Social Club will hold an Afternoon Tea Party on Sunday, 19th October at 4pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Full details later. The 11th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday, 25th October 2014. 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 10 years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising 289,000 euro for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 or William Hughes on 086-3584700.

Craft and Gift Fair

Sunday, 5 October in Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan from 12pm - 5pm. Following the success of our Mother’s Day Fair we are holding another event at this beautiful venue. There will be approximately 30 stands showcasing handmade crafts, food items, craft supplies and giftware from both crafters from the local area and further afield. There will be an array of beautiful pieces on show and stands will include greeting cards, jewellery, fabric crafts, knitting & crochet, jams & sauces, Forever Living, artwork, candles & soaps, Scentsy, glass painting, mosaics, aromatherapy based skincare, fairy doors, teddy bears, paper craft supplies, jewellery making supplies, and more. Plus many exhibitors will happily take commissions. Admittance is FREE For further information visit our website at or telephone 049 436 4877 or 087 189 6229.