DOG SHOW: The annual Cornafean Dog Show in aid of Self Help Africa will take place this Sunday 28th August at 3.00 pm in Pairc Naomh Fionnán. This is always a great event and this year will be another enjoyable event. In conjunction with the Dog Show a Sports Day will be held also commencing at 3.00 pm with Fun and Games for all the family. Events include Welly Throwing, 3 Legged Race, Penalty Shoot Out, Puc Fáda, Face Painting, Races for all the family, the Patsy Gumley Football Tournament, a Car Boot sale and a Barbeque. Please support your club and enjoy your day.
GAA NEWS: Arva travelled to Ryefield on Wednesday evening last to play Munterconnacht in the Division 3 League where they were comprehensively defeated on a score of 3-14 to 2-7.Arva – John Kiernan, Shane Finnegan , Sean Mc Manus, Alan Barry, Stephen Ellis, Thomas Brady, James Morris, David Bouchier, Cian Sheridan, Jonathan Mc Cabe , Dermot Mc Glade (1-0), Peter Morris (0-6), Raymond Daly, Gavin Doyle (1-1), Conal Sheridan. Subs – Ciaran Brady, Philip Galligan, Ciaran Cooney. On Sunday afternoon Arva travelled to Maghera to play the home side and had a close call after leading all through the game but prevailed on a score Arva 1-18 Maghera 3-11. The winners got off to a great start and had 5 points on the board inside the opening 11 minutes – Peter Morris hit 3, Raymond Daly and Conal Sheridan one each. Maghera pulled one back in the 13th minute but back came Arva with a goal from Gavin Doyle following a great break by Dermot Mc Glade in the 16th minute, Morris 0-3 and Mc Glade 0-1. The home side got a point in the 28th minute while James Morris cancelled that a minute later and they exchanged points again in the 33rd (Peter Morris free) and 34th minutes to leave the half time score Arva 1-11 Maghera 0-3. Arva brought Gareth Lynch into goals and Ciaran Cooney into the full forward line at the start of the second half as they took up where they left off before the break and Ciaran Brady pointed in the 35th minute. The home side cancelled this a minute later as the ball hopped over the bar but Arva hit back with 2 points in the 39th minute from Ciaran Brady and Raymond Daly. Gareth Lynch was called into action and brought off a super save in the 44th minute and Maghera pointed in the 45nd minute. The sides exchanged points in the 48rd minute with Mc Glade on target for Arva. They exchanged points again in the 49th and 50th minutes with Jonathan Mc Cabe on target on this occasion. Arva brought on Raymond Brady and Kevin Bouchier before Gavin Doyle put them further ahead in the 53rd minute. The home side scored 3 points in a row before Peter Morris closed the Arva scoring with a point in the 60th minute. The home side finished strongly as Arva took their foot off the pedal and were lucky not to lose the game – 3 goals and a point in as many minutes brought the game to an exciting conclusion. The last goal came as the result of a penalty. Arva – John Kiernan, Shane Finnegan , Sean Mc Manus, Shane Mc Entee, Stephen Ellis, Thomas Brady, Ciaran Brady (0-2), Alan Barry, James Morris (0-1), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-1) , Dermot Mc Glade (0-2), Peter Morris (0-8), Raymond Daly (0-2), Gavin Doyle (1-1), Conal Sheridan (0-1). Subs – Gareth Lynch, Ciaran Cooney, Raymond Brady, Kevin Bouchier. On Sunday next Arva will play Redhills in the Reserve league in Max Mc Grath Park at 12 noon. Players will be leaving from St Patrick’s Hall at 10.45 am.
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