St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Monday 2nd February 2015. The Jackpot was €7,900. Numbers drawn - 03 / 04 / 16 / 17 – no winner. €50 each – Dave McConnell, Drumshinney. Darryl Montgomery, Drumcarey. Paddy & Mary Mulligan, Woodlands. The Jackpot on Monday night last 9th February was €7,950. 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 Membership: Club membership for 2015 is now due and should be paid to Cyril Sheridan / Arthur Mc Cabe or any officer.

Dinner Dance: The Club will hold their Dinner Dance on this Saturday 14th February in the Breffni Arms Hotel and the last few tickets are on sale from Cormac O’ Donnell in Arva Post Office. This should be a fantastic night of celebration with the presentation of the League and Championship medals and a presentation to newly- wed players. Mayo All Star Cillian O’ Connor will present the medals and the new Chairman of Cavan County Board Gerry Brady will also be in attendance. Gerry player with Arva for many years and still has a great affection for the club. That may change this year when the sides meet for the first time in many years in the Division 1A League.

U 21: St Josephs will play St Eunans, Letterkenny in the Semi Final the Bank of Ireland Paddy Mc Larnon U 21 Ulster Tournament on this Sunday 15th February at 2pm in the Kickham Creggans GAA Centre outside Belfast.

Cavan Senior’s: Cavan travelled to O’Moore Park, Portlaoise on Saturday evening last where they recorded a good victory over the home side on a score Cavan 0-17 Laois 2-6. They have the highest points scored over the two rounds with 31 points - 21 of those from play and 10 different scorers. They are in 2nd place on the League Table behind Galway. There is a break now until Saturday 28th February when they are at home to Down in Kingspan Breffni Park.

Cavan Ladies

Congratulations to Cavan Ladies who have now won their two games in the League under new Team Manager Conor Barry from Arva who are also represented on the team by Donna English and Grainne McGlade (Captain).

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 15th February – Family Service in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Morning Prayer Service in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30 am.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Takes place from 27th May to 1st June. All applications for the Sick / Assisted Pilgrim section should be made to Rev Kevin Fay, Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan Tel 049 433 0018 / 087 857 9968. All other Pilgrims bookings should be sent directly to Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Tel 049 4375 004 Extension 100 – Office hours – Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with €3,390 in prize money to be won each week - it is one of the biggest around – Eyes Down at 8.30 pm.

St Mary’s National School

Centenary Year: Our centenary year is upon us and we are looking forward to a great celebration. We have received some great photos and information already but we are eager to collect more so if you can help us out with either photos, memories or work samples, please contact the school on 049-4335560.

St Valentine’s day

This Saturday (14th February) is St Valentine’s Day when “Love is in the Air” and all the men will be buying Flowers and Chocolates for their loved ones, treating them to romantic meals etc. Valentine was a Priest who secretly married young couples even though it was against the law at that time. The Emperor was at war and thought unmarried men would fight better than those who were married. In the year 269 AD Valentine was caught, imprisoned and eventually beheaded for his belief’s.


Free Spirit Yoga group taking place each Thursday evening at 9.00 pm and Saturday morning at 11.00 am in the Memorial Hall, Arva. We welcome everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Line Dancing

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

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 Trotters meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8pm. Everyone welcome to join in.


This St Patrick’s Day Arva will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their St Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place at 3pm. With large cash prizes for best floats and walking pageantry they encourage all local community groups to participate and invite our neighbours from Gowna, Cornea, Carrigallen, Aughnacliffe and North Longford to take part. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr Peter Masterson. We will have a commemorative plaque for the Best Dressed Window. We extend a warm welcome to one and all.

Dog’s: We have received numerous complaints from members of the public with regard to Dogs fouling the footpaths around the town. Most of these comments are unprintable as people are outraged at this and feel that dogs should be kept under control. With all the work being done each year to improve our position in the Tidy Towns Competition it is sad to see the footpaths so dirty. We appeal to Dog Owners to please, please take responsibility for your pet and keep our town clean and tidy.