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 11th August. Jackpot €6,650-00 – Numbers drawn 1 /4 / 12 / 28 – No winner. €50 each – Áine Fox, Farrangarve. Brían Cully, Fair Green. Joe Lynch, Lough Gowna. The Jackpot on Monday night last 18th August was €6,700-00. 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

Championship: Arva played Munterconnacht in the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship on Sunday last in Joe Crowe Park, Lacken and after a shaky start Arva took the honours on a score of 2-12 to 1-8. Munterconnacht were leading 0-4 to 0-3 after 17 minutes but from there to the interval Arva scored 1-4 without reply. Munterconnacht had 2 quick points after the resumption but the winners came back with a point and then another goal and a rout seemed on the cards but the losers weren’t giving up that easily and replied with a goal and 2 points with 40 minutes gone. That however was to be their last score as Arva added 4 more points to leave them 7 points ahead at the long whistle. Arva team – Richard Keith, Cormac McCabe, James Morris, Darren Gray, Thomas Brady, Ciaran Brady, Paul Bouchier, Ryan Magarahan, Fergal McGlade, Peter Morris, Kevin Bouchier, Jonathan McCabe, Alan Barry, Conal Sheridan, Cian Sheridan. Subs: - Conor McEntee, Gavin Doyle, Stephen Ellis.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 24th August Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen at 10.00 am. and in Gowna at 11.30 am. No other Services this weekend.

Cemetery Sunday

The Annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves was held in Coronea Cemetery on Sunday last with a large congregation. Despite a couple of heavy showers everything went well with Rev Donald Hannon C.C. Arva leading the Service. He was assisted by Rev Dan Sheridan P.P. Killeshandra and Rev Kieran Dolan, Mill Hill Missionaries who was speaking at Masses in Arva and Coronea over the weekend. As usual the cemetery was looking very neat and tidy as people came from far and near to pray for their deceased relative’s.


The annual church gate collection for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin was held last weekend and in Arva it amounted to €332-78. The organisers wish to thank everyone who subscribed so generously.

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.

Arva Branch Library

Closed for Summer break on Saturday, 2nd August and will re-open on this Thursday, 21st August 2014 at 2p.m.


The Charity Shop on Main Street, Arva continues to thrive and is open each day form 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. The shop is operated by Michael and Yana Sheridan with a number of helpers and all money raised goes to Charity. All support appreciated.

Bus Service

There was a general air of appreciation with the news that the Cavan / Longford Bus Service was to resume following it’s cancellation some months ago. Those who use the service were also delighted that Wharton’s, Crossdoney were once again the provider with Tommy McKiernan at the wheel. Tommy is well known for his thoughtfulness towards passengers and is extremely well liked by all who avail of the service. This is one of the oldest Bus Routes in Ireland and was started by McGirr’s Bus Company well over 100 years ago. Jackson’s Coaches operated the Route for many years before Wharton’s took it over around 40 years ago. This Service provides a lifeline for many people along the R198 between Cavan and Longford and hopefully it will continue into the future. We wish Wharton’s well in their resumed service and hope it will remain with us well into the future.

Active Age

The monthly Coffee Morning for Arva Social Club will resume in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Friday 5th September following the 10.00 am Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members always welcome. Tullacmongan Retirement Association are holding an afternoon Tea Dance in Tullacmongan Resource Centre on Sunday 7th September at 4pm. anyone wishing to travel should contact Mary on 086 379 5457, Ethel on 086 082 9592 or Breege on 087 298 9484 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.


Colmcille Ploughing Association will hold its annual Ploughing & Field day on Sunday, 31st August at Dernaferst on the lands of Sam & Andrew Noble. Fun filled day for young and old.