St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday 10th February 2015. The Jackpot was €7,950. Numbers drawn - 2 / 10 / 14 / 28, no winner. €50 each – Enda Boylan, Corfree. Clare McGahan, Corlisbratten. Mary Cullen, Main Street, Arva. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 17th February was €8,000. 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

Dinner Dance: The Arva Club held their Dinner Dance on Saturday night last in the Breffni Arms Hotel with a full attendance. John Duffy, Dromard was Master of Ceremonies and we had a full night’s entertainment. Ray Reilly, Colmcille made a guest appearance and received a great reaction from the attendance. Cillian O’Connor, Mayo All Star presented the Division 2 League and Junior Championship Medals. He is a modest young man and was busy posing for photographs after the event. Cavan County Board Chairman, Gerry Brady and his wife Mary were also guests on the night. Gerry played with Arva for many years and still has a great affection for the club. That may change this year when the sides meet for the first time in many years in the Division 1A League. Presentations were made to Paul and Marett Brady, Gavin and Mairead Doyle and Sean and Linda McManus who were married during the year and to the players who were part of the Cavan Junior All Ireland winning team Ciaran Brady, James and Peter Morris. The food was as usual top class and Eamon and Philomena Gray were thanked for that and for their assistance over many years. Eddie Quinn provided music for dancing to wind up a hugely successful event. Congratulations to the committee for a great night.

U 21: St Joseph’s defeated St Eunans, Letterkenny in the semi final the Bank of Ireland Paddy McLarnon U-21 Ulster Tournament on Sunday last on a score of 3-5 to 0-5. They will play Watty Grahams from Derry in the Final on this Sunday at 2.00pm in the Kickham Creggans GAA Centre outside Belfast. All support welcome.

Praise Service

Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their monthly Praise Service on this Sunday 22nd February at 8pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the School Hall and everyone is welcome to attend.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 22nd February – Morning Prayer Service in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Family Service in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30 am.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Takes place from 27th May to 1st June. All applications for the Sick / Assisted Pilgrim section should be made to Rev Kevin Fay, Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan Tel 049 433 0018 / 087 857 9968. All other Pilgrim bookings should be sent directly to Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Tel 049 4375 004 Extension 100 – Office hours – Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The collection taken up for the Assisted Pilgrim Section recently amounted to €557-16 in Arva and €265 in Coronea - thanks everyone who contributed for their generosity.

Ash Wednesday

Today, Wednesday 18th February is the start of Lent and is a day of Fast and Abstinence. People use the 6 weeks of Lent to abstain from certain food, drink or other luxuries as a form of penance. Many give the money saved to charity.


Parishioners who have paid €250 or more and are Tax Compliant – whether PAYE or Self Assessed – are urged to complete a CHY3 Form as a result of which the Church as a Charitable Body can claim the Tax back on your donations. Please contact Fr Hannon if this applies to you.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with €3,390 in prize money to be won each week - it is one of the biggest around – Eyes Down at 8.30pm.

Show Society

Are holding a meeting on this Thursday night, 19th February at 9 o’clock in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.

St Mary’s NS Centenary Year

Our centenary year is upon us and we are looking forward to a great celebration. We have received some great photos and information already but we are eager to collect more so if you can help us out with either photos, memories or work samples, please contact the school on 049-4335560.

Community Alert

If you require a personal monitored alarm or you know somebody in the community who requires a personal monitored alarm please contact one of the following Community Alert committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus Mc Gahern - 087 7671002 or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109


Arva Trotters meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8.00 pm. Everyone welcome to join in.

Tidy Up

Arva Trotters together with Arva Area Development Association plan to do a litter Clean Up of the area on this Saturday, 21st February - weather permitting. They would be grateful if everyone could join in and lend a hand starting at St Patrick’s Hall at 10am. It is very important to keep the area looking clean and tidy as this is the first impression visitors will get. We would also urge people not to discard rubbish from cars etc and to bring it home and dispose of it properly.


Free Spirit Yoga group taking place each Thursday evening at 9.00 pm and Saturday morning at 11.00 am in the Memorial Hall, Arva. We welcome everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Beginners at 8.30 pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30 pm. So get those dancing shoes ready for nights of fun and craic in a friendly atmosphere.

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.


This St Patrick’s Day Arva will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their St Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place at 3pm. With large cash prizes for best floats and walking pageantry they encourage all local community groups to participate and invite our neighbours from Gowna, Cornea, Carrigallen, Aughnacliffe and North Longford to take part. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr Peter Masterson. We will have a commemorative plaque for the Best Dressed Window. We extend a warm welcome to one and all.

Dog’s: We have received numerous complaints from members of the public with regard to Dogs fouling the footpaths around the town. Most of these comments are unprintable as people are outraged at this and feel that dogs should be kept under control. With all the work being done each year to improve our position in the Tidy Towns Competition it is sad to see the footpaths so dirty. We appeal to Dog Owners to please, please take responsibility for your pet and keep our town clean and tidy.