St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Monday, 19th May. Jackpot €6,050-00 – Numbers drawn 13 /16 / 21 / 30 – No winner. €50 each – Mignone Johnston, Tycusker. Kathleen Ellis, Farrangarve. Kathleen Ellis, Drumalt. The Jackpot on Monday night last, 26th May was €6,100-00. 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 League: Arva had no League games last week as both the Games with Drumlane and Belturbet were postponed. It was a god break for some of the players who have been off injured in recent weeks. Training will resume on Friday evening. Congratulations are extended to Ms Saoirse Arbuckle, Hollybank, Arva who was on the panel of the Cavan Ladies team which defeated Tyrone in the Ulster Minor “A” Final on Sunday last. Well done Saoirse and all involved in another great Cavan success.

Table Quiz

A very successful Table Quiz was held on Friday night last in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with a good attendance. The proceeds will go to Richard Pratt who is a member of the Irish Team who will take part in the World Fishing Championships in Cork next month. All team members must fund themselves which is quite expensive and Richard has been to Cork at least 10 times already to familiarise himself with the fishing in that area. On behalf of everyone in the community we wish Richard every success in the competition.


Monster Bingo continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,150-00 on offer each night (€1,000 on page 9) it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 9pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 1st June – Morning Prayer in Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Gowna at 11.30 am. Service of Holy Communion in Carrigallen at 10.00 am and in Arva at 11.30 am.

Tractor Service

The Tractor service at Carrigallen Mart on Rogation Sunday, 25th May was a wonderful day in the life of the farming community as over 200 people gathered with about 45 tractors as well as jeeps and cars to give thanks to God for the work that farmers do day by day and to ask for God’s blessing on their work in the season ahead. The weather was favourable and there was a great sense of community as framers and their families from Leitrim, Cavan, Longford and Fermanagh came together to worship God and ask for his blessing on their work. The service was led by Rev Hazel Hicks who welcomed everyone to Carrigallen mart and opened the service with prayer. Everyone joined in the singing of the hymns ‘We plough the fields and scatter’, ‘For the fruit of his creation, thanks be to God’ and ‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father’. Rev Ali Calvin spoke using a pair of wellingtons, a toy tractor and a toy lamb to illustrate the message that despite the great strides in technology and machinery we still depend on God for growth and life. Father Dan Sheridan led the prayers and prayed particularly for safety as the harvest is gathered in, remembering the many accidents on farms in recent times. The lessons were read by David Jones and Sophia Bleakley. Young people took up the collection which will be shared between Cancer services in Leitrim, Longford and Cavan. Rev Ali prayed for those who are presently having treatment that God would give them strength and His healing. She also remembered those who had lost their lives to cancer and the families of all who are touched by this illness. The collection was more than €1200 and donations are still coming in. Fr Dan spoke at the end of the service to thank Rev Hazel and Rev Ali for organising the service and to say what an honour it was to be involved in a service for the whole farming community. After the worship everyone enjoyed tea, coffee and good food while they had a chat about tractors and farming. Thank you to Miriam Kiernan and her staff for providing the tea, coffee, milk, sugar and the cups and plates and also for all the washing up and clearing up afterwards. Thank to Carrigallen Mart for the use of their premises and to all who brought food. Thank you to Joe Gorman who set up the PA system and Barbara Jones who set up and operated the CDs for our hymns. Thank you to all who participated in the worship and to all who attended making this a day to be talked about and remembered. When everyone had enjoyed tea the tractors set out from the mart on a Tractor run led by Barrie Hicks (Rev Hazel’s husband) going to Carrigallen, Arva, Killeshandra and back to Carrigallen. This was to highlight the dependence of all of us on the farming community, which we often take for granted and to remind us that we are dependent on God for our daily bread.

Open day

St. Mary’s National School will hold an Open Day for all new Junior Infants for September 2014 and anyone that may be interested in enrolling in our school on Friday 6th June 2014 form 2-4pm.


The Fine Gael National collection was taken up last weekend and in Arva, it met with a great response which is much appreciated by those involved. The local branch would like to thank everyone who subscribed so generously

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 Branch Library

Your Library service is free! 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.


Presentation of a cheque which is the proceeds from the “Stars in your Eyes” event which took place recently will be made to St Joseph’s and The Helpers Charity in Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on this Saturday 31st May at 9.30pm. This was a hugely successful and enjoyable event in aid of a very worthy cause and DVD’s of Stars in your Eyes are available in Lynch’s Newsagents, the Breffni Arms Hotel and Murtagh’s Old Mill Wheel Bar. Music on Saturday night and refreshments will be served – there is a general invitation to everyone to attend

Social Club

Monster Raffle: The Social Club will hold their monthly Coffee morning on Friday of next week - 6th June. The Monster Raffle will be held at this meeting under the supervision of Sgt Willie Ward. First Prize will be 2 nights B&B / Evening Meal for 2 people in Westport, Co Mayo. Second Prize €100 Voucher for Viewmount House, Longford and many more wonderful prizes. Tickets are on still available in most business houses in the town and you are asked to be generous in your support for this worthy cause. Final payments will be collected for the trip to Wexford and must be paid on that morning. There are still some seats available for the Tour to Wexford and anyone looking for more information should contact Breege Fox on 049 433 5577 or Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787. A bus will leave from St Patrick’s Hall at 9.30 am sharp on Monday 23rd June and will return on Friday 27th June. If interested please make contact with the above named as soon as possible. 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.

Community Games

The Arva/Killeshandra/Cornafean Community Games Athletics Finals took place at Packie Devlin Park, Killeshandra on 14th May. The committee were very pleased to welcome GAA County footballers Rosie Crowe and Mark McKeever, who made a guest appearance to present the medals. Well done to all the children who participated and congratulations to the following who qualified for the County Finals: Girls U8 60m: 1st Lauren Miney, 2nd Chloe Wood, 3rd Katie Mc Gahern. U8 80m: 1st Lauren Miney, 2nd Chloe Wood, 3rd Erin Manning. U10 100m: 1st Aoibh Farrell, 2nd Kiera Fay, 3rd Grace Madigan. U10 200m: 1st Aoibh Farrell, 2nd Grace Madigan, 3rd Amber McIntyre. U12 100m: 1st Maebh Masterson, 2nd Amy McIntyre, 3rd Brianna McCaffrey. U12 600m: 1st Maebh Masterson, 2nd Amy McIntyre, 3rd Seana Gilligan. U14 100m: 1st Aisling McManus, 2nd Leah Brady, 3rd Niamh Butterly. U14 800m: 1st Kayla Brady, 2nd Leah Brady, 3rd Niamh Butterly. Boys U8 60m: 1st Diarmaid Martin, 2nd John Miney, 3rd Evan Hewitt. U8 80m: 1st John Miney, 2nd Diarmaid Martin, 3rd Evan Hewitt. U10 100m: 1st Charlie Madden, 2nd Jason Wood, 3rd James Miney. U10 200m: 1st James Miney, 2nd Jason Wood, 3rd Charlie Madden. U12 100m: 1st Daniel Madigan, 2nd Sam O’ Connor, 3rd Troy Hewitt. U12 600m: 1st Daniel Madigan, 2nd Sam O’ Connor, 3rd Troy Hewitt. U14 100m: 1st Mark Nulty, 2nd Ryan Brady, 3rd Jason McIntyre. U14 800: 1st Mark Nulty, 2nd Ryan Brady, Joint 3rd James Coyle/Jason McIntyre. Please text 085 7396955 or email before 31st May, to confirm if your child is going to the County Finals. Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the evening such a great success and good luck to all the children who are going to the County Finals in Shercock on 29th June.