St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Monday, 8th September. Jackpot €6,850-00 – Numbers drawn 2 / 6 / 11 / 30 – No winner. €50 each – Padraig Brady, Drumalt. Alice Donnelly, Main Street. Chris Donohoe, Moyne. The Jackpot on Monday night, 15th September was €6,900-00. Numbers drawn – 2 / 5 / 8 / 17 – no winner. €50 winners – Derek Shanley, Killeshandra. Breda Brady, Corfree, Lough Gowna. Jana Sheridan, Hollybank. The Jackpot on Monday night last was €6,950. 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 neighbours Cornafean in the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday evening last in Kingspan Breffni Park and after a very tight game Arva emerged victorious by the minimum 2-11 to 2-10. This game was played with all the intensity of a local derby with little separating the sides over the hour. Cornafean opened the scoring through Barry Doyle straight from the throw in and added another inside the 1st minute from Jack Wharton but gradually Arva overtook them and led by 0-5 to 0-2 by the 9th minute with the scores coming from Conal Sheridan (0-2) Jonathan McCabe (0-2) and Peter Morris. The sides were level again in the 20th minute 0-5 each through Doyle, Pauric Tully and a Doyle free before Kevin Bouchier hit the net to put Arva back in the lead and was followed by a tremendous point from Jonathan McCabe inside the same minute. Cornafean had 2 points before the break from Doyle to leave Arva leading by 1-6 to 0-7 at half time. Cornafean had a point 5 minutes after the restart from Liam Duignan to reduce the lead to 1 point but Arva hit back inside a minute with McCabe on target. This was followed by points from Sheridan and 2 frees from Bouchier by the 47th minute to leave 5 points between them. Doyle pointed a free in the 49th minute and 4 minutes later they were awarded a penalty which Gerry Sheridan converted to leave the minimum in it again – 1-10 to 1-9. Bouchier pointed a free before Mc Cabe hit the net for Arva in the 57th minute to leave 5 points between them again. With 1 minute of normal time remaining Wharton pointed for Cornafean and 2 additional minutes were announced. An injury accounted for some of this time and with 63 minutes gone Niall Sheridan hit the net to leave a point in it again and from the kick out the long whistle sounded much to the delight of the Arva supporters. The game was played in a good sporting manner and while Conor McEntee and Barry Doyle received Black Cards there wasn’t an ugly incident in the entire game. Arva team and Scorers – Richard Keith, Cormac McCabe, James Morris, Shane Finnegan, Thomas Brady, Ciaran Brady, Paul Bouchier, Fergal McGlade, Cian Sheridan, Conor McEntee, Jonathan McCabe (1-4), Peter Morris (0-1), Brian Ellis, Kevin Bouchier (1-3), Conal Sheridan (0-3). Subs – Gavin Doyle, Brian Fitzpatrick, Stephen Ellis, Sean McManus.

Final: That win puts Arva into the Championship Final for the second year in a row which will be played on Sunday week, 5th October in Kingspan Breffni Park against Ballymachugh who defeated Arva in the opening game in the competition and will no doubt be favourites to repeat their victory. Very little separated these sides when they meet and Arva will be hoping to reverse the earlier result and defeat the favourites. Let us get all our supporters out for this game and be our #16th man.


Congratulations are extended to Ms Leah Brady, Corlisbratten, Arva who represented St Mary’s National School, Arva in the Cumann na mBunscoil - GAA / INTO Respect Go Games which were played at the All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on Sunday last. Leah is no stranger to Croke Park having played during the Cavan v Kerry Quarter Final last year. She scored 2-1 playing in the Donegal colours. All the players were extremely well treated in Croke Park and have great praise for the organisers. Well done to all.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – This Friday, 26st September – Harvest Service in Columbkille at 8pm. Preacher Rev Andrew Quill. Tea after Service – all welcome. Sunday 28th September – Family Service in Carrigallen at 10.00am and in Arva at 11.30am. Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10.00am and in Gowna at 11.30am

Croghan Presbyterian Church, Killeshandra will hold its Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 28th September 2014 at 3.30pm. Guest speaker will be Rev Stanley Stewart, Clones. Refreshments follow. Everyone welcome.


Dr Richard Waldron UCD is conducting research into the quality of the water and septic tank issues in Arva and the locality. Information, Presentation and Q&A session talking place in Breffni Arms Hotel at 7pm on Tuesday next, 30th September. This is a very important undertaking and effects everybody in the area. Open invitation for all households, businesses and farmers in the area to attend.


Arva Foróige Club meeting’s every Friday in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 7.30pm for second level students.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with classes for beginners at 8.30pm and for the more advanced at 9.30pm. Come along and enjoy a good night of dancing and fun.

Breffni 20K

The organisers ask that anyone with Cards or outstanding Sponsorship money to please hand it in to the Post Office, Main Street, Arva so that a final figure can be put on the amount and get a date arranged for the presentation. To date almost €1 million has been raised for St Luke’s Hospital for Cancer Care, Cure and Control, The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and Cavan Cancer Homecare. Please get all outstanding collected as soon as possible.

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.

Active Age

Gentle Exercise and Line Dancing will take place each Tuesday morning in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 10 o’clock. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part.


Winter Swimming Lessons at Riversdale Ballinamore. Adult swimming Lessons, Aqua Aerobics, Children’s Swimming Lessons. For further information please contact Helen O Hara 086-8952925.

Gallant 15k

The 11th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday, 25th October 2014. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 or William Hughes on 086-3584700.

Irish Dancing

The O’Reilly / Bransfield School of Irish Dancing have resumed classes after the summer break. Class is held every Thursday in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva from 1.40pm to 2.40pm for Beginners and from 2.40pm to 3.40pm for older children. Anyone with enquiries should Text Carole on 087 7181 698.


Killeshandra Vintage Club are holding a public auction on this Saturday, 27th September from 12.30pm in the back yard of Colette’s Bar, Main Street, Killeshandra, all proceeds are going to Cavan Palliative Care Services. If anyone wishes to enter articles, large or small for auction, please contact Pat or Willie on the following numbers 086 1976829 or 086 8228656.

Craft and Gift Fair

Sunday, 5 October in Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan from 12pm - 5pm. Following the success of our Mother’s Day Fair we are holding another event at this beautiful venue. There will be approximately 30 stands showcasing handmade crafts, food items, craft supplies and giftware from both crafters from the local area and further afield. There will be an array of beautiful pieces on show and stands will include greeting cards, jewellery, fabric crafts, knitting & crochet, jams & sauces, Forever Living, artwork, candles & soaps, Scentsy, glass painting, mosaics, aromatherapy based skincare, fairy doors, teddy bears, paper craft supplies, jewellery making supplies, and more. Plus many exhibitors will happily take commissions. Admittance is FREE For further information visit our website at or telephone 049 436 4877 or 087 189 6229