St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club: Lotto - The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 4th April. The Jackpot was €3,100 – Numbers drawn were 9 / 12 / 23 / 25. No winner. €50 winners – The Brady Sisters, Corlisbratten. Ciara O’ Connor, Cavan. Martin Egan, Bruce Betting, Arva. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 8th April was €3,150. 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 www.arvagfc.com
League: Arva travelled to Canningstown on Monday evening week to play the home side and came away with the 2 league points on a score Arva 3-8 Knockbride 1-10. Arva were in control for much of the first half and led by 1-6 to 0-4 at the break while between the 7th and 14th minutes of the second half they scored a further 2-2 to leave them 3-8 to 0-5 in front. They eased off after that and the home side scored 1-5 in the last quarter and only for Arva Goalie Richard Keith bringing off a very brave save the home side would have had another goal. Arva team and scorers – Richard Keith, Shane Finnegan, Sean Mc Manus, Patrick Murtagh, Dermot Mc Glade, Thomas Brady (0-1), Shane Finnegan, Brian Fitzpatrick, James Morris, Fergal McGlade, Conal Sheridan (1-4), Gavin Doyle (1-1), Jonathan Mc Cabe (1-1), Kevin Bouchier (0-1), Alan Barry. Subs – Shane Mc Entee, Raymond Daly, Paul Bouchier. In their next game Arva will have Shercock as visitors to Michael Cully Park on this Sunday 14th April at 2 o’clock and all support will be appreciated. St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club “Come Dine with Me” function has been rescheduled for Saturday 4th May in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex and the club hopes all those who were due to attend will be able to come along on the night. Anyone wishing to attend should contact any club officer. Arva Ladies GFC: Arvaladiesgfc@gmail.com Girls training will start at 11.30 sharp every Saturday. The Cavan U-21 team defeated Down on Wednesday night last 3rd April in the Semi-Final of the Ulster Championship in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. It was obvious from early on who was going to win as Cavan had great players all over the field and none more impressive than our own Ciaran Brady playing in the left full back position. Clearly disappointed at having to leave the play through injury in the game against Monaghan Ciaran gave a stellar performance on the night. His dedication and commitment can’t be questioned and the Arva Club are very proud of his achievements to date. On tonight Wednesday 10th April Cavan will travel to Brewster Park where they will once again face Donegal in the Ulster Final – throw in is at 8.00 pm. This will be another step up in class and we urge all supporters to come along and cheer on these young players who are the future of Cavan football - 16th man. The Cavan Senior team played Roscommon in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday last in what was their worst display all year. It’s ironic that the two best games Cavan played in the league were against Monaghan and Meath which they won easily and these were the two that were promoted.
Church Services: for the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 14th April Service of Morning Prayer at 10.00am in Carrigallen and at 11.30 am in Arva. Service of Holy Communion at 10.00 am in Columbkille and at 11.30am in Gowna. Please note services in Arva are in the hall as work has started on the new roof of the Church. A big thank you to all who supported the new roof fundraising dance and table quiz. Over €5000 has been raised to date.
Lourdes: The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.
A Tea / Coffee morning and Cake Sale: Will be held in the Shop Unit beside Donnelly Butcher’s, Main Street, Arva - (by kind permission of Michael Ellis) - on Friday 19th April from 10am until 2pm with proceeds going towards the Assisted Pilgrim Fund of the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Anyone wishing to help out please contact Barney Cully on 087 6794 215 – all support appreciated.
Bingo: The weekly Bingo sessions continue on each Sunday night in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva with a great attendance. There is over €3,100-00 in Prize Money on offer each week (€1,000-00 on page 9) making it one of the best around. Eyes down at 9.00 pm.
Classes: Meditation classes in Arva Holistic Centre starting Thursday 11th April.For further information or to book a place ,please contact 0872968924.
Arva/Cornafean Text Alert: If you would like to sign up to the text alert service please put your name and mobile telephone number on an envelope, together with €5.00 and leave it with Cormac O’Donnell, Arva Post Office or Art McSeain, McSeain’s pub, Cornafean or contact one of the committee members. 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 committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus McGahern - 087 7671002 or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109
Free Money: Saturday Night’s Raffle in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva is called ‘Free Money Saturday’ and on Saturday night last there was no winner. On this Saturday night there will be €400 on offer. Free entry to the draw. You must be there to win – the draw takes place anytime after 10.00pm.
Library: Will re-open following Easter Holidays on this Thursday 11th April 2013 at 2.00 p.m. Usual opening Hours: Thursday 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m.-8.30 p.m. Friday 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m.-8.30 p.m. Saturday 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Your Library service is free!
Line Dancing: Classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva every Thursday night with classes for Beginners at 8.30 pm and for the more Advanced at 9.30 pm. Come along and enjoy a good night’s dancing in a friendly environment. Get out – Get active.
The Arva Trotters Walking Group: Remember it’s never too late to join the Trotters on Sunday mornings at 11.15am at the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex.
Gathering: In connection with the gathering Ireland, The Arva 3 Provinces Festival will run from the 26th July - 5th August. During these dates there are a number of events taking place. These events include The Ghosts of Arvagh, 3 Provinces Trail, Arvagh Agricultural Show, Drama Night, Breffni Challenge, Fair Day, Soap Box Derby, Street Music, Busking & many more family fun events. Also to mark this event we are putting together a book and would be grateful if anyone had old pictures, story’s, article’s of interest etc. from in and around the area. All items will be returned. Anyone with any information can contact David on (086) 4475514 / email@example.com or any committee member.
Strictly Come Dancing: Three local’s are representing Arva in Strictly Come Dancing in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on Friday 26th April with proceeds in aid of the restoration of Killeshandra Community Centre. Geraldine Kiernan, Tycusker, Eimear Gormley, Pound Street and Jim Giblin, Brankhill will be strutting their stuff and would love to have local support on the night. Each participant has tickets for sale or contact 087 7997 212. Geraldine, Eimear and Jim would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship so far.
Sale of Work: Will take place in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Friday 12th / Saturday 13th April in aid of the Arva Senior Citizens Club with a donation going to St Vincent de Paul and Trócaire. All donations of good second hand cloths, Toy’s, Book’s, Bric a Brac, small furniture in good condition, etc are urgently required and will be gratefully accepted. If required these can be collected. Unfortunately this year they cannot accept second hand televisions due to Saor View and no second hand mattresses. For further information contact Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787, Ethel Ellis on 086 082 9592 or any member of the committee who thank you in anticipation.
Congrats: Congratulations to the Arva/Killeshandra/Cornafean Community Games swimmers Eabha Whelan and Daniel Madigan, who were successful in the county finals at Cavan Swimming Pool on Saturday 6th April. Eabha won the silver medal in the girls under 12 freestyle final and Daniel won the gold medal in the boys under 12 freestyle final. Good luck to Daniel, who will be representing Cavan, in the national finals in Athlone at the end of May.
Table Quiz: Will be held in the Piker’s Lodge Hotel, Lough Gowna on this Friday night 12th April at 8.30 pm - €40 per table. All proceeds going to Cortober National School - Your support would be much appreciated.
Play: Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen (Junior group) present the New Stage script, “Don’t shoot the Messenger” by John Morton, devised with Kilkenny Youth Theatre. This ongoing project is Funded by Leitrim Co.Council Arts initiative programme, and Arts Council of Ireland. This production has been supported by the National Association of Youth Drama through it’s New Stage programme, for more information see www.nayd.ie This short play set in a futuristic but desolate land. The adults are gone and the children are running this barren place. But all is not well. They have forgotten how they got here and even how long they’ve been here. They have divided themselves into 4 groups, the Learners, the Scavengers, the Mechanics and the Healers. They all want to be the leaders and it is left to Niamh, the messenger to liaise between the feuding groups. She doesn’t want to tell lies, well maybe just a little white one! Oisin and Niamh know it’s time to get off the Island, but will the others listen? Leitrim Youth Theatre gives young people a safe supervised space to come together socially and share their own unique and individual creativity and talents. LYTC offers all aspects of theatre skills from page to stage. This play is directed by Mary Blake, assisted by Becky Thomas, and will be performed at The Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen this Saturday 13 April 8.30p.m. tickets €5 available at door, and at the The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon 16 April 7.00pm, family only.
Draw: Atto Draw Results 2nd march 2013. Jackpot is now €2550 Winning numbers : 15 24 29 30. no winner. €20 winners - John Owens, Ann Hughes, Damien Maguire, Liam Gray, Padraig Morris. Please Support the ATTO as it is the only means of providing flours, shrubs and keep the town tidy.