St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 10th March. Jackpot €5,550-00 – Numbers drawn 1 /7 / 16 / 20 – No winner. €50 each – Brían Cully, Arva. Rosaleen Hamilton, Tycusker. Carol Gaffney, Denn. The Jackpot on Monday night last 17th March was €5,600-00. 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 Race Nite: Arva G.F.C held a very successful Race Nite in the Goal Post Bar, Main Street, Arva on Sunday night last 16th March. The club wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported them on the night and especially Louis Mc Entire MCC, Peter Masterson and Noel Maguire who organised the Races while Margaret Mc Entire and Mary Reilly took charge of the money. All proceeds will go to the Players Injury Fund. Club Membership: is now due and should be paid to Cyril Sheridan, Club Treasurer or Arthur Mc Cabe, Assistant Treasurer. Adult’s €25. Juveniles €10. League: Arva have 2 games against Ballymachugh on Sunday next. The Brady’s Arva Division 2 game is at 2 o’clcock while the Cully’s Craft Bakery Reserve Division 2 game is at 3.30 pm. Check the website and Twitter for details of venue.


Congratulations to the Cavan Senior Football Team who have gained promotion to Division 2 of the Allianz League by virtue of their win over Longford on Sunday last. In a hard fought game, Cavan just about deserved their victory and while they still have to play fellow table toppers Roscommon in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday week and away to Limerick the following week they can’t be caught. Well done to all involved.

U 21 Championship

The Cavan U-21 team defeated Derry in Celtic Park on Wednesday night last in the preliminary round of the Ulster Championship and they face Tyrone, tonight, Wednesday in the quarter final. Best wishes to Ciaran Brady, Jonathan McCabe, Kevin Bouchier and all involved - it should be another tough test. All support needed to cheer on the players. Throw-in is at 8 o’clock – be there.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,100-00 on offer each night it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 8.30 pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 23rd March - Family Service in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am. Sunday 30th March Confirmation in Carrigallen Church 3pm conducted by Bishop Ferran Glenfield. Everyone welcome. No other services


We extend belated condolences to Rev Donald Hannon C.C. Arva on the death in England of his sister, Mrs Pamela Hyland which occurred recently. This was Fr Hannon’s third bereavement in eight months as his brother Damien passed away in Dublin last June while his sister, Mrs Marion Hallinan passed away last September also in Dublin.


The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June. Bookings for the Pilgrim Section are with Mc Ginnity Travel, Cavan and for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey, Co Cavan. Early booking is essential as places are limited.


Confirmation for the Parish of Killeshandra will take place in St Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra on Saturday of next week, 29th March at 12 noon. The Bishop of Kilmore Most Rev Leo O’Reilly will Confirm the children of the Parish which includes those from St Mary’s National School, Arva.

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.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with beginners at 8.30 pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30 pm. Come along and enjoy a night of dancing and exercise in a friendly environment.


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.

Social Club

Annual Sale of Work takes place this year on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April. All donatins of Books, Clothes, Furniture, Toys, Bric a Brac and Hoem Produce would be gratefully received. For more information contact Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787, Mary Miney on 049 4335 037, Ethel Ellis on 086 082 9592 or Bríd Fox on 049 433 5577. The committee thank everyone for their support in previous years.


Social Dance classes every Tuesday night from 8.00 pm until 10pm in the Piker’s Lodge Lough Gowna. No booking necessary - just turn up on the night.

Country Tea Party

A country tea party will take place in The Breffni Arms on Friday night, 9th of May at 8.30pm -11.30pm Music by Mike Beasley and A HOLA. All proceeds directly to Arva Community Development Association. Anyone wishing to host a table please keep this date for your diary.


Arva Social Club will this year travel to Wexford for their annual Holiday break leaving on Monday 23rd June and returning on Friday 27th June. On the way to Wexford they will stop off for the customary Tea and Scones / sandwiches, they will have 4 nights Bed and Breakfast with Evening Dinner and stop off for Dinner on the return journey. The cost of all this is just €295-00 per person for members and €325 for non members. It is important to contact any member of the committee as soon as possible to reserve a seat as numbers are limited.

Social Club

Fun and Games in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12 noon – do come along and please bring a friend.

Country Markets

Country Markets this month will take place on Friday, 21st March from 10am to 3pm in Kathleen Brennan’s old shop on Main Street, Arva. Proceeds from the Rent of Stalls and the proceeds of the Raffle will go to the Arva Social Club – please come along and support.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers to help with its national collection day this April. The sport charity’s annual Collection Day takes place throughout Ireland on Friday 11th April. All funds raised go directly towards delivering a sports programme for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland. To get involved in your area please contact Laura Thompson on 04890892996 or email her at today. You can also support Collection Day by visiting

Craft & Gift Fair

On Sunday, 30th March 2014 at the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan from 12.00pm - 5.00pm. There will be over 30 exhibitors at the spring craft & gift fair on Mother’s Day in the beautiful Cavan Crystal Hotel offering handmade items and giftware including wood crafts, greeting cards, artwork, jewellery, glassware, knitting & crochet, soaps, candles, furniture, skincare, craft supplies, incense, fabric crafts and face painting. Pick up a last minute gift for your Mum or bring her along for a great day out and perhaps treat her to something special.There will also be lots of items suitable for first communion and confirmation, plus many exhibitors will happily take commissions. Admittance is FREE. Plus the Cavan Crystal Hotel is offering a four course lunch with a glass of wine for only 25 euro per adult. For further information visit our website at or telephone 087 189 6229. Should you have any questions or need further information please contact us, thank you.


Congratulations to Daniel Madigan, Coronea, Arva on achieving a Swim Ireland National Division 2 Championships Qualifying Time, in the 100m Freestyle final at the Trojan Swim Club Gala in the National Aquatic Centre on Sunday.