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 24th March. Jackpot €5,600-00 – Numbers drawn 11 /16 / 23 / 25 – No winner. €50 each – Marette Brady, Gurteen. Pat Brady, Rosduff. Eileen Sheridan, Hollybank. The Jackpot on Monday night last 24th March was €5,650-00. 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 Arva Ladies Football Club wish to say many thanks to all their supporters who attend their recent Family Quiz in the Breffni Arms Hotel. They would also like to thank all those who gave Spot Prizes and made cash donations as well as Philomena and Eamon Gray who provided the facility and refreshments free of charge.

Club Membership: for St Patrick’s Arva G.A.A. closes on 31st March and should be paid to Cyril Sheridan, Club Treasurer or Arthur Mc Cabe, Assistant Treasurer. Adult’s €25. Juveniles €10. League: Arva travelled to Jim Smith Park, Killinkere to play the home side in the Brady’s Arva Breffni League Division 2 on Sunday last but were defeated by 1-13 to 1-9. The home side started well and had 2 points on the board by the 5th minute but Arva came back strongly and Brian Ellis was on target with 3 points in the 7th, 8th and 11th minutes. Killinkere hit then hit 6 points in a row to leady by 0-8 to 0-3 with 5 minutes left in the first half. In the meantime both sides missed open goal chances. Arva finished the half with 3 points in the 28th, 30th and 31st minutes through Peter Morris, Conal Sheridan and Thomas Brady. With 20 minutes gone in the second half Arva had outscored the home side by 1-3 to 0-5 but disaster struck in the 25th minute when the home side scored a goal to close the scoring. Arva scorers in the second half were Peter Morris inside 20 seconds and another after 14 mins, a fantastic goal from Conal Sheridan (7 mins) and a point after 20 mins. Arva team and scorers – Richard Keith, Stephen Elis, Darren Gray, Sean Mc Manus Thomas Brady (1-0), Paul Bouchier, Shane Mc Entee, Brian Fitzpatrick, James Morris (0-1), Peter Morris (0-1), Paul Brady, Peter Conneely, Brian Ellis (0-2), Conal Sheridan (0-2). Ryan Magarahan. Subs – Raymond Daly, Alan Gray, Peter Conneely. Arva will play Drung on this Saturday 5th April at 5 o’clock – check for venue. Cavan Senior Football team played fellow table toppers Roscommon in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday night last and emerged victorious by 3 points. With both teams promoted and meeting in the League Final on Saturday, 26th April in Croke Park there was a feeling that neither side were showing their hand. As far as Cavan supporters were concerned they were happy to get the victory and will be hoping they can continue unbeaten in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick next Sunday. U-21 Championship: The Cavan U 21 team will meet Monaghan on tonight, Wednesday, 2nd April in the semi-final of the Ulster Championship. The Arva Club are extremely proud to have three members on the panel and we extend continued good wishes to Ciaran Brady, Kevin Bouchier, Jonathan Mc Cabe and all involved - it should be another tough test. All support needed to cheer on the players. Throw-in is at 8 o’clock in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh – be there.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,100-00 on offer each night it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 9pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 6th April Holy Communion and Family Service in Carrigallen at 10am and Arva at 11.30 am. Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am


The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June. Bookings for the Pilgrim Section are with Mc Ginnity Travel, Cavan and for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey, Co Cavan. Early booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets are on sale to support the Assisted Pilgrim Section and all support will be much appreciated.


Confirmation for the Parish of Killeshandra took place in St Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra on Saturday last 29th March. The Bishop of Kilmore Most Rev Leo O’Reilly Confirmed the children of the Parish which includes those from St Mary’s National School, Arva. There were 18 in all from Arva - 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, Emma Walch, and Ellie-May Stewart.


Arva Foróige Club is hosting a Variety night on Sunday, 13th April in the Breffni Arms Hotel at 7.30pm. All proceeds go to Arva Swimming Pool Development and Arva Foróige Club. Admission is just €5.

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.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with beginners at 8.30pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30pm. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing and exercise in a friendly environment.


Easter Children’s Art & Crafts for 5 to 9 yrs old will take place in Arva Library on this Saturday, 5th April from 11.15a.m. to 12p.m. Admission Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential as places are limited. To book call Róisín on 049-4335905. Your Library service is free! 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.

Social Club

Annual Sale of Work takes place on this Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April. All donations of Books, Clothes, Furniture, Toys, Bric a Brac and Home Produce would be gratefully received. For more information contact Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787, Mary Miney on 049 4335 037, Ethel Ellis on 086 082 9592 or Bríd Fox on 049 433 5577. The committee thank everyone for their support in previous years. Due to the Sale of Work the 1st Friday meeting has been postponed and will take place on Friday 11th April. Fun and Games in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12 noon – do come along and please bring a friend. Social evening – Drumcor Social Club have invited Arva to a Social evening in Dumcor on Tuesday evening next, 8th April. A Mini-Bus will leave St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 7 o’clock. Fare €5 return.


Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers to help with its national collection day this April. The sport charity’s annual collection day takes place throughout Ireland on Friday, 11th April. All funds raised go directly towards delivering a sports programme for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland. To get involved in your area please contact Laura Thompson on 04890892996 or email her at today. You can also support Collection Day by visiting


Arva, Killeshandra, Cornafean, and Drumlane Area: 6 week walking programme, each Thursday at 7pm, meet at Town Lake, Belturbet Road, Killeshandra, starting Thursday, 3rd April. No registration necessary. Cost €15. For more information go to or call 0494378582.

Community Games

Well done to all the children from the Arva, Killeshandra and Cornafean area who participated in the Community Games Art and Handwriting competitions recently. Congratulations to the following children who were successful in their age groups - Art: Girls Under 8: 1st Niamh McCaffrey, Coronea NS; 2nd Tara Lynch, Corliss NS. Boys Under 8: 1st Tommy Fay, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra); 2nd Bryon Magee, Killeshandra NS. Girls Under 10: 1st Kiera Fay, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra); 2nd Judy Nguyen, St Mary’s NS (Arva). Boys Under 10: 1st James Miney, St Mary’s NS (Arva); 2nd Owen Nulty, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra). Girls Under 12: 1st Sarah O Hanlon, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra); 2nd Johanna Sheridan, St Mary’s NS (Arva). Boys Under 12: 1st Sam O Connor, St Mary’s NS (Arva); 2nd Killian Tully, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra). Girls Under 14: 1st Ciara McKiernan, Coronea NS; 2nd Lauren Gilsenan Quinn, St Mary’s NS (Arva). Boys Under 14: 1st Patrick McClean, Scoil Bhride (Killeshandra); 2nd Shane Dobson, St Mary’s NS (Arva). Handwriting: Girls Under 10: 1st Saskia Lee, St Mary’s NS (Arva); 2nd Ellie Crotty, St Mary’s NS (Arva). Boys Under 10: 1st Darragh Brady, St Mary’s NS (Arva); 2nd Stephen Sheridan, St Mary’s NS (Arva). The above children qualified to compete in the County Finals at Bailieboro Community School on Saturday 29th March 2014.

Best wishes

Cavan Water Safety Area Committee wished Margaret Flynn from Arvagh good health and happiness on her retirement at their AGM in March. Margaret dedicated over 30 years of service to the organisation. She held the position of DLP for a long number of years and also membership officer.