GAA Club

GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 30th December. Jackpot €5,050-00 – Numbers drawn 1 / 3 / 20 / 28 – No winner. €50 each – Damien Maguire, Drumhaldry. Emmet Masterson, Dromard. Barbara Curran, Corlisbratten. The Jackpot on Monday night last 6th December was €5,100-00. 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 Volunteers Work is continuing on the GAA Pitch and anyone interested in giving a few hours to help out should contact any of the club officers. U-21 Championship: St Joseph’s has a good victory over Bailieboro in the final of the U-21 Division 2 Football Championship on Friday evening on the 3G Pitch at Kingspan Breffni Park. Conditions were extremely cold with rain for a time leaving it most unsuitable for good football. Raffle: 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. AGM: The annual general meeting of St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club was held on Sunday last in the Breffni Arms Hotel with a great attendance. There was a general review of 2013 which was one of the most successful for the club in over 20 years. Full report in next weeks issue. Arva Juvenile GFC: Registration for under 12/10/8/6 shall take place in Breffni Arms Hotel, on Friday 10th January from 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm. This registration is open to both boys and girls within the said age category Looking forward to see you there. St Stephens Day Walk: Thanks to everyone for helping out, the people that came out and walked, and all the people that sponsored so generously. The walk was a great successes. CD: 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. Challenge: The postponed 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 god event for those taking part and anyone who has not yet got a Sponsorship Card can obtain one in the Post Office.

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 commencing in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva on Tuesday night next 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 12th January Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am. Service of Holy Communion in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30am

Anniversary Masses

Anniversary Masses must be booked with Fr Hannon after Mass or at the Parochial House Tel 049 4335 246.

2014 Envelopes

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.


Congratulations are extended to Michael and Kathleen McGahern, Cordownan, Arva who recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends at the Shantully Inn. We wish them many more years of health and hapiness

Hospital Visits

If there is anyone in hospital who would like a visit from any of the local clergy lease let them know and they would be privileged to call. Due to patient confidentially hospitals are not allowed to give out this information as was the case in the past

Blood Donors

The mobile unit of the Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigid’s Community Centre, Lough Gowna on Monday and Tuesday of next week 13th and 14th January from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm each evening. All members of the community who can do so asked to attend and remember that patients in hospitals need our blood and that this need never ceases.

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.


Will re-open on this Thursday 9th January 2014 at 2.00 p.m. Usual 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.

Arva Area Development Association

The Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday, 13th January at 8:30pm in Hughie Brady’s Function Room, Arva. All member to attend and new members welcome. Christmas Hamper Draw Results - 1st prize: Amy Lynch Arva. 2nd prize: Kathleen Connell, Granard; 3rd prize: Ann Hughes, Cortober; 4th prize: Claire Donnelly, Main Street, Arva; 5th prize: Siobhan Doyle, Aughaga, Moyne. Congratulations to all the winners from Arva Area Development Association.


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.

Table Quiz

Arva Agricultural Show Society will hold a Table Quiz on Friday, 31st January at 8.30pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel. All support will be appreciated.