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 March 2015. The Jackpot was €8,150. Numbers drawn - 10 / 11 / 20 / 28 – no winner. €50 each – Paddy Mulligan, Forthill. Jim Moran, Arva. Conor and Arlene Ellis, Drumnawall. The Jackpot on Monday night last 16th March was €8,200. 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

GAA: On this Sunday Arva will have Crosserlough as visitors to Michael Cully Park for the first round of the Cavan All County Football League Division 1B. It’s a long time since we had the Black & Amber in Arva which shows the strides the players have made over the past few years. We need all supporters to come along and cheer on the players in what is sure to be a big test for them.

Ties: The GAA Club have Ties for sale at Arva Post Office and they are very well designed. All the players wore them at the recent Dinner Dance courtesy of Noel Doyle, Farrangarve, Arva supplier of PVC Windows and Doors. The club is indebted to Noel for his generous sponsorship.


Are extended to Mr Gavin Doyle, Farrangarve, Arva who has been appointed an Inspector with the Department of Education and Skills. Gavin will be based in an office in Galway and will be carrying out school inspections in counties Mayo, Galway, Clare, Tipperary North and Limerick City. This is a great promotion for Gavin and on behalf of all his friends in Arva we wish him every success in the years ahead.


Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June and Bookings for the Pilgrim Section should be made through the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. Bookings for the Assisted Pilgrim Section should be made with Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

Church Services

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


If anyone is sick at home or in hospital and would like a visit kindly contact Fr Hannon 049 4335 246 / 087 2830 145.


Parishioners in the area were delighted to hear the Chapel Bell peal out over the countryside again following much needed work which was carried out over the past few months. It will ring each day at 12 noon and 6pm and also 15 minutes before Mass times. The new gates which are being made by Noel Magarahan, Gartylough will soon be in place and we thank Fr Donald Hannon C.C. for all the work he is undertaking to have the Church of the Sacred Heart looking at its best.

St Patrick’s Hall

Which has for so long been a focal point in the community will soon receive much needed renovations. Cavan County Council have granted Planning Permission to the Pastoral Council and we look forward to the commencement of the work as soon as grant aid is available.

St. Mary’s National School – Centenary

The book committee are currently looking for old photos, stories, poems and memories from past pupils of the school. They are also looking for names of past pupils who became priests or nuns over the years. If you can help in any way, please contact the school on 049-4335560.

Table Quiz

St. Mary’s National School Parents Association held a very successful Table Quiz on Friday last in the Breffni Arms Hotel. The committee would like to thank everyone for their support as all proceeds will go towards Centenary Celebration projects.

Agricultural Show Society

Will hold a meeting on this Thursday night, 19th March at 9pm in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with €3,190 in prize money to be won each week - it is one of the biggest around – Eyes Down at 8.30pm.

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

Active Age

Gentle exercises and activities continue in St Patrick’s Hall every Tuesday at 10.00 am. New members welcome.

Sale of Work

Will take place this year on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. Donations of clean unwanted ladies, gents and children’s clothes, curtains, shoes, belts, soft toys and books. Also small electrical goods (in perfect working order), small piece’s of household furniture, brick-a-brac, etc would be appreciated. Contact Ethel 086 082 9592, Breege 087 2989484, or Mary 0863795457.

First Friday

Next months First Friday will also be Good Friday – 3rd April – and the usual Coffee Morning will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel at 10.30am

Trip to Carlingford

The Arva Active Age will be tajking a 5 day trip to Carlingford, Co Louth this summer and we will have the full details in next week’s issue.


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

Temple Street, Children’s Hospital

A night of Song and story by a host of various performers will take place in O’ Hara’s bar and Lounge, Main Street, Arva on Friday, 27th March in aid of Temple Street, Childrens Hospital. Everybody is welcome to what promises to be a great nite of entertainment. So come along and sing a song or just enjoy local raw talent young and old. A night not to be missed.

Line Dancing

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


At the time of gong to print all were eagerly anticipating the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Arva and we will have full details next week.


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.


Positive Age & Omo are now taking bookings for a three day trip to Tipperary from Monday, March 30th to Wednesday, April 1st. The cost €190.00 euro per person sharing includes Bed, breakfast, evening meal, day trips, mid-day refreshments & coach transport. If interested call 049-4380725/049-4330148 or Maisie at 086-3614382. The meeting point is Castlemanor Nursing Home, Drumalee and the trip is open to people from both Cavan and Monaghan and it should be a very enjoyable outing.

Introduction to Composting

Cavan County Council in partnership with Arva Tidy Towns will present a talk on composting system in St Patrick’s Hall Saturday 28th March at 11.30am.  Arva wish to invite all interested.

Bible study

Bible Study meeting will be held in Corlisbratten Methodist Church on this Thursday night, 19th March at 8pm. Mr Terry Waters from the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship will speak on “Perspectives on Prayer”. Everyone welcome.