GAA Club

GAA Club

The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 12th August. The Jackpot was €4,050 – Numbers drawn were 21/ 22 / 23 / 27. No winner – €50 winners - Kathleen Ellis, Drumalt. Wolfgang Walch, Drumalt. Ben & Amy Lynch, Farrangarve. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 19th August was €4,100-00. 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 Championship: Arva travelled to Sheelin Park, Ballymachugh on Sunday last to play Maghera in the third round of the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship and came away with the points on a score of 3-21 to 0-5. Nothing went right for Maghea on the day and they kicked some bad wide’s also. Arva are on top place in their group and now go straight into the Semi-Final which is due to be played on the weekend of 14th / 15th September. Arva were in complete control in the first half and led at the break by 1-14 to 0-1 and while Maghera upped the ante in the second half they only managed 4 points. Arva team and Scorers – Sean Donnelly, Stephen Ellis (0-1), Sean Mc Manus, Patrick Murtagh, Ciaran Brady, Thomas Brady, Shane Mc Entee, Gavin Doyle (0-2), Brian Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Mc Cabe (1-2), Kevin Bouchier (1-3), Danny Mc Entee, Alan Barry (0-2), Conal Sheridan (1-6), Brian Ellis (0-4). Subs – Richard keith, Cian Sheridan, Darren Gray, Raymond Daly (0-1), Ciaran Cooney. League: On this Saturday Arva have Kill as visitors to Michael Cully Park for a game in the Brady’s Arva Division 3 League with the throw in at 5 o’clock. In the previous game in Rathluden Park - Arva were defeated by a team more used to playing in Division 2 so this will be a tough encounter. Kill are in 3rd place (22 points) behind Arva (23 points) while Arva have a game in hand so this is a very important game for both sides. Kill are also in the semi final of the Junior Championship (as are Shannon Gaels) so its all to play for on Saturday evening. We call on all supporters to get behind the team on Saturday evening and cheer them on.

Church Service

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 25th August Service of Morning Prayer at 10.00 am in Carrigallen and Coulmbkille and at 11.30 am in Arva and Gowna.


On Sunday last the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh Most Rev Ferran Glenfield celebrated a Dedication Service in Arva Church of Ireland Parish Church to dedicate the new Roof, Painting, Central Heating system and repairs. There was a large attendance including Rev Sean Mawn P.P. Ballinagleara and members of his community, Councillor Maura Maguire Lynch, Councillor Winston Bennett, Ballinagh, the Contractor Mr Peter Mulligan, Aughnacliffe and members of the local community. Refreshments were served afterwards in the Memorial Hall and it was a great day for all involved.


Anyone in hospital who would like a Pastoral Visit from their local Clergy should make it known to the relevant person as due to patient confidentially the clergy are not allowed to check the hospital lists as had been the case.

Cemetery Sunday

The annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves took place in Coronea Cemetery on last with a large attendance. Rev Dan Sheridan P.P. Killeshandra led the congregation in prayer assisted by Rev Eamonn Bredin, Arva and Rev Colm Hurley, Killeshandra.


On this weekend we will bid farewell to Rev Eamonn Bredin who has been appointed to Doobally in West Cavan. There is much sadness at this appointment and a Petition has been forwarded to the Bishop on behalf of the communities of Arva and Coronea. Fr Eamonn has been in Arva since 2006 and in the intervening years he has been a source of great strength to many people when illness struck their families. We wish Fr Eamonn well in his new parish and also wish him good health in the years ahead.

Rev Edward V Burns

There was widespread regret in the area with news of the recent death of Rev Edward V Burns which occurred at Cavan General Hospital on Friday 19th July. Fr Eddie as he was affectionately known was born in Corraneary, Arva in January 1931. He was educated at Arva National School and St Patrick’s College, Cavan. From there he went to Maynooth where he completed his studied and was ordained a priest on 17th June 1956. He served for a year in Coventry, Birmingham Diocese before returning in 1957 when he was appointed as Curate in Killargue, Co Leitrim. Five years later Fr Eddie was appointed to Killinkere where he served for 16 years and from there to Cootehill where he served for 9 years. In 1987 Fr Eddie was appointed Parish Priest of Denn where he spent 16 years. Following 47 years of very active ministry he returned to Drumgoon Parish as Curate in Maudabawn in 2003 and 8 years later he retired to his residence in Cavan due to ill health. Fr Eddie was very humble, unassuming, kind and courteous and quietly humorous as well. He was very active in improving the life of his parishioners and was involved in building churches, schools etc. While in Killinkere he farmed the land attached to the parish and was innovative in this also. A key aspect of his life was that he preferred to walk to morning Mass as it gave him a chance to meet people and have a chat along the way. It was also a chance to get a bit of exercise which he enjoyed. In his youth Fr Eddie played football with Cormore along with his brothers and was regarded as a tenacious wing back. He served the Diocese for 55 years and was loved in each parish he served. It was his wish that his remains would repose in St Patrick’s Church, Maudabawn and his Funeral Mass was celebrated there with Bishop Leo O’Reilly the Chief Celebrant assisted by his brother priest’s of the Diocese and a number of friends from other Diocese. His remains were then brought to Coronea Cemetery where they were interred in the family plot. Fr Eddie was predeceased by his brothers J.P. and Fr Benny and is survived by his brother Noel, sister Anna, sister in Law Anna, his friend and carer Goretti, nephews, nieces, relatives, Bishop Leo and the priests of the Diocese and his many friends to all of whom we extend sincere sympathy.

Senior Helpline

Is a confidential listening service for older people by older people. If you want someone to talk to don’t be afraid to lift the phone and call 1850 440 444.

Samaritans: Telephone 1850 60 90 90 if you are feeling lonely and wish to chat to someone who has time to listen 7 days a wek – you can also Text 087 260 90 90.


On behalf of the community we congratulate all students who received their Leaving Certificate results and hope they got what they needed for the future. If not there are lots of options to progress. One Arva student did remarkably well in securing 5 – A1’s and 1 – A2 and getting 615 Points out of a possible 625 points. Jack Williamson, Main Street, Arva got the highest points in Moyne Community School and we congratulate him and wish him continued success. Jack is also a very accomplished musician.


Moyne Community School will re-open next week with 1st Year students only on Tuesday 27th August. On Wednesday 28th they will welcome 1st , 3rd,5ty Year and LCA Students while on Thursday all students will attend. We wish them all well in their studies.

Slimming World

Continues each Wednesday evening in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.

Free Money: Saturday Night’s Raffle in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva is called ‘Free Money Saturday’ and on Saturday night last there was no winner. On this Saturday night there will be €300 on offer. Free entry to the draw. You must be there to win – the draw takes place anytime after 10.00pm.


Please Note - Arva Library is closed for Summer Break and will re-open on Thursday 29th August at 2.00 pm

Road Show

An Antiques and Vintage Road Show will be held in aid of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August from 12 to 6pm. Events include expert antique valuations, historical and photographic exhibitions, a Victorian Fashion Show and a Vintage Fair. On Sunday 25th an auction will take place from 7pm to 9pm and we are asking people to donate small items for auction. The following are an example of suitable articles: brass and iron beds, old cast iron pots and kettles, parlour lamps, old pine dressers, wall clocks and mantle clocks, old turf barrows, advertising signs (enamel and cardboard), old creamery cans, old garden gates, old tea sets, side dishes, chest of drawers, etc. For further information call 049-4375004 or email

Charity Shop

The Clutterbug – a volunteer based Charity Shop has opened on Main Street, Arva beside the Ulster Bank supporting St Vincent de Paul, Arva and SOSOAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters), Cavan. This is the brainchild of Michael and Jana Sheridan, Hollybank, Arva and they can be contacted on 087 3899 337 or Email They are also on Facebook. The shop will be open from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and until 8.00 pm on Saturday and they would appreciate donations of items in good condition that they can sell.

Crumlin Hospital

There will be a Fundraising Night in Hughie’s on this Saturday 24th August for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin. This year Hughie will be Trekking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco next October and will welcome all sponsorship for this very worthy cause. Music on the night will be provided by Seamus Farrell , refreshments will be served and it promises to be a great night.

Dog Show

The Annual Fundraiser for Self Help Africa will take place on Sunday 25th August at 3 o’clock in Cornafean. Always a very enjoyable and entertaining day why not go along and help a worthy cause.

5k Walk/jog

5km Bruce Ramble Walk/Jog/Run takes place on this Friday 23rd August. Registration is at McSeains Pub, Cornafean from 6.30pm to 7.00pm. Registration fee is €10.00 per person or €20 per family.  All proceeds to Enable Ireland, Cavan.  Come along and enjoy the ramble!

Craft Fair

Sunday 1st September 2013in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Main Street, Cavan Town from 11am to 6pm. This event will showcase a wide variety of handcrafted goods, food items and giftware being offered by exhibitors both from the local area and across Ireland. Stands will include greeting cards, jewellery, sewn items, cakes, jams & marmalades, artwork, essential oils, mosaics, bags, knitted & crocheted items, wood crafts, skincare, incense, paper crafting & jewellery making supplies and more. Admittance is FREE so why not pop along and enjoy a great day out!  For further information visit our website at Or telephone 087 189 6229

A function is being held in Newtowngore Hall on Friday 6th September to raise funds for the ongoing medical care of Danika Mc Manus who is in hospital in Australia suffering from the condition “Guillain Barre Syndrome” and will require treatment for approximately 1 year. Danika is a daughter of John and Bríd Campbell Mc Manus (Newtowngore & Blacklion) and subscriptions are voluntary. Doors open at 9 o’clock and music is by Paul Corrigan and Michael Donohoe. Donations can also be made directly through Ballinamore and Carrigallen Credit Union.