Arva notes



St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday, 2nd September 2015. The Jackpot was €1,150. Numbers drawn – 2 / 9 / 15/ 30 – no winner. €50 winners – Chris Alcock, Dublin. Pat Keegan, C/o O’Hara’s, Arva. Janice Sheridan, Hollybank. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 10th August was €1,200. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw. GAA: On Friday night last Arva defeated Drung by 3 points in the Quarter Final of the Hotel Kilmore Intermediate Football Championship in Kingspan Breffni Park on a score of Arva 0-18 Drung 3-6. This was a tough test for the winners as Drung used all their experience to contain them and while they did score 18 points it must be said that Drung were in the game up to the long whistle. When 5 extra minutes were announced the Arva supporters worried but the players done enough to win. Jonathan McCabe opened the scoring with a great point in the first minute following a great run of over 50 yards. Kevin Bouchier added another in the 3rd minute and Ciaran Brady made it 0-3 after 12 mins. When Bouchier added his second it seemed as if the winners were humming. Drung opened their account in the 17th min but Conal Sheridan replied with a free 2 mins later. Drung then got a goal and a point in as many minutes to level the scores. McCabe responded for the winners but Drung again equalised. Ciaran Cooney gave Arva the lead in the 31st min but Drung hit the Arva net in the 33rd min to leave them ahead at the break 2-3 to 0-7. Worse was to come after the break as Drung hit the net again just 20 seconds after the restart to put them 5 points clear. McCabe hit his 3rd point for Arva a minute later but again Drung replied in the 5th min. This was to be their last score until the 29th minute as the winners hit 10 points in a row through Shane Hamilton (6 min) Sheridan (10 / 11/ 18 / 27 min) Peter Morris (13 min), Thomas Brady / Ciaran Brady (both 23 min), Mc Cabe (23 min), Bouchier (25 min) to take their tally to 0-18 . Drung had the last scores of the game with points in the 29th and 34th mins. Arva team & Scorers – Shane McEntee, Danny Ellis, James Morris, Paul Bouchier, Thomas Brady (0-1), Ciaran Brady (0-2), Cormac McCabe, Cian Sheridan, Fergal Mc Glade, Conor Mc Entee, Kevin Bouchier (0-3), Peter Morris (0-1), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-4), Conal Sheridan (0-5), Ciaran Cooney (0-1). Subs – Shane Hamilton (0-1), Dermot Mc Glade, Stephen Ellis, Peter Conneely, Shane Finnegan. Arva advance to the Semi-Final on Saturday of next week where they will have to step up again as they face a much bigger challenge with Belturbet who have a number of very strong players in their team. So again the Club calls on all supporters to come to Kingspan Breffni Park and cheer on the players and make your voices heard.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday, 13th September – Service of Holy Communion in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30am. Family Harvest Thanksgiving Service - Carrigallen at 7.30 pm. Preacher Rev Dean Raymond Ferguson. Everyone invited. Tea afterwards. No service in Arva on Sunday.

Church of the Scared Heart

Rev Donald Hannon C.C. is on holidays so there is no weekday Mass until his return this Friday morning at 10.00 am. Please note the Sick and Housebound in the Arva and Coronea areas will be visited on this Friday 11th September at the usual times - moved from Friday last (1st Friday). If anyone is sick at home or in hospital and would like a visit from a priest please contact them and they will be delighted to call. Eucharistic Adoration continues each Monday evening.


Mindfulness Meditation classes will begin in Arva on Tuesday 22nd September and will run for 8 weeks. No experience necessary, just a willing heart and a desire for a more peaceful life! For more information and to reserve your place call 087 2968924.

Fitness & Nutrition Class

In the Memorial Hall on Tuesday evenings at 8 o’clock. For more information Contact Lynn Tel: 0857341992 - Facebook: Lynn PT Fit Cassidy – there may be a few places available.


Opening hours – Thursday / Friday 2p.m. - 5p.m. & 6p.m. - 8.30p.m. Saturday 10a.m. - 1p.m. & 2p.m. - 5p.m. See for upcoming events and more information.

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.


St. Mary’s National School, Arva Centenary committee are still looking for sponsorship for their Centenary Book. A page can be sponsored for €50.If you would like to sponsor a page please contact Padraig Brady or Cormac O Donnell. This is your last chance to Sponsor so if you have forgotten please contact Padraig or Cormac A.S.A.P. Our centenary book is taking shape nicely but if there is anyone that has any pictures or articles that you would like included please contact David Brady on (086) 447 5514 or Edel Cadam on (086) 3630386. More details of our Centenary celebrations plans will be published over the coming weeks.


Breffni College Parents Association will have a guest speaker John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison at their AGM on this Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 pm in school Library. John will give a talk developed from his book; “Parenting-Bringing up your child in today’s Ireland”. Parents of Breffni College students are Invited to come and listen to John Lonergan speak.

Crumlin Hospital

Hughie Brady is once again undertaking the Walk in aid of Our Ladies Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin and to raise funds for this worthy cause there will be a fundraiser in Hughie’s Bar on this Saturday 12th September. On the night he will have music by Kay and Nashville Sound and a great night is assured. If you can - please attend and support a worthy cause.

Drumeela Garden Club

Club meetings continue in Teach Duchais, Drumeela every Wednesday at 9pm. The club, which will shortly celebrate its 20th Anniversary, has an exciting programme of events for the 2015-‘16 season, and all new and past members are welcome. Meetings take place in Teach Duchais on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from September to May, where guest speakers provide information on a range of garden topics, and helpful advice is always available. Tea and refreshments are served, a raffle will take place on the night and everybody is welcome.

Development Meeting

Arva Area Development Association will hold their monthly meeting on this Monday 14th September in the Breffni Arms Hotel.