Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 6th January. Jackpot €5,100-00 – Numbers drawn 10 / 14 / 20 / 28 – No winner. €50 each – Pat Dolan, Corhanna. Neal Scanlon, Bailieboro. Elvis Curran, Corlisbratten. The Jackpot on Monday night last 13th December was €5,150-00. 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


The Croagh Patrick Challenge will take place on Saturday 8th February. A bus will leave Arva on that morning stopping for refreshments enroute. Following the climb participants will be brought to the hotel for an evening meal, Bed and Breakfast. This should be a good event for those taking part and anyone who has not yet got a Sponsorship Card can obtain one in the Post Office. The club would request everyone to leave their Sponsorship Cards and money into the Post Office by 31st January at the latest so that numbers can be confirmed with the Hotel.


The GAA Club will hold a raffle on 16th March with the 1st prize a Trailer load of Stick’s, 2nd Prize - 10 Bags of Coal and 3rd Prize - 30 Bales of Briquettes. Tickets are on sale priced at €2-00 or 3 tickets for €5-00. All support appreciated.


The annual general meeting of St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club was held on 5th January with the following officers elected – Honorary President Dr Patrick Rudden. Hon Vice Presidents Arthur Hamilton, Hugh Hourican, Phil Brady, Rev Donald Hannon C.C. John Donnelly. Chairman Niall Brady, Vice Chairman Michael Ellis, Secretary Eddie Ward, Assistant Secretary Peter Morris, Treasurer Cyril Sheridan, Assistant Treasurer Arthur Mc Cabe, P.R.O. Patrick Mulligan, Scór Officer Niall Gormley, A.S.A.P. Officer Willie Ward, Insurance Officer Patrick Mulligan, Children’s Officer Arthur Mc Cabe, Designated Person Clare Miney, Coaching Officer John Hamilton, Hurling Officer Niall Gormley. We wish all officers continued success in 2014.


The Arva GAA CD titled Davitt’s is available in most business houses in the town. This is a first class recording by younger members of the club and is very enjoyable. All money from the sale of the CD will go directly into the club so we encourage everyone to support it.

County football

Cavan Footballers are going well since the start of the year with two wins in the Dr Mc Kenna Cup against Antrim and Down while the U 21 team have two wins in the Hastings Cup over Offaly and Mayo. Tonight Wednesday Cavan play Jordanstown in the Dr Mc Kenna Cup and on Saturday the U 21 team play Longford (check fixtures list for venue). A win for each team would put them into their respective semi finals so we wish them continued success.

Motor Neurone Disease

The annual Church Gate collection for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will be taken up this weekend. Your generous support would be much appreciated. The money raised go directly towards helping those with Motor Neurone Disease and is not used to top up any staff wages. Look up for more details.

Keep Fit

After all the excesses of Christmas the perfect way to get back in shape is to join a 6 week Exercise / Keep Fit class which commenced in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Tuesday night last 7th January. Classes will run from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm each Tuesday and will include Circuit Training for all levels of fitness. For further information contact Philip on 086 2316 335

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 19th January Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.

Anniversary Masses

Anniversary Masses in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva must be booked with Fr Hannon after Mass or at the Parochial House Tel 049 4335 246.


The Parish Finance Committee decided last year that the Envelope Year for the Arva and Coronea areas should begin in January and not July as was the case and thus harmonising the Parish system. These envelopes are now available in both churches. The Priest’s of the Parish thank everyone for their generosity as the weekly collection pays the bills – Heating, Lighting, renovation’s etc. The Dues collection goes to pay for our Clergy as each Parish is now independently responsible for the upkeep of its Priest’s.

Important Parish Dates for 2014 – Sacrament of Confirmation in St Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra on Saturday 29th March at 12 noon. First Holy Communion on Saturday 17th May in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. Cemetery Sunday in Coronea at 12 noon Sunday 17th August.

St. Mary’s NS Enrolment

Any parent who wishes to enrol their child in our school for the 2014/2015 school year, please contact the school on (049) 4335560 before Friday 7th February 2014.

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.


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.

Meditation/Mindfulness classes

In Arva beginning on Tuesday, 21st January for 8 weeks. Start 2014 by doing something positive for yourself. New Year - New You. For further information and to book your place contact Anne on 087 296 8924.


The Arva Trotters have survived the Festive season and are back in action! Join us on Thurs at 8pm and Sun at 11.15am at the Breffni Arms Hotel. Newcomers from Arva and surrounding areas of all abilities, walking, jogging or running, are more than welcome!! From our small contributions on Sunday mornings, and the kind generosity of Eamonn and Philomena Gray of the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, we were delighted to hand over a cheque of €1,580 to the Cavan branch of Enable Ireland. We’d like to thank all our Trotters and to everyone who contributed to the draw on the presentation night.

Show meeting

Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold a meeting on this Thursday, 16th January at 9pm in Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva. All members please attend, new members always welcome. The Show Society are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, 31st January at 8.30pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Refreshments will be served and all support would be much appreciated.