St Patrick’s GAA

St Patrick’s GAA

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 10th February. Jackpot €5,350-00 – Numbers drawn 3 / 7 / 15 / 24 – No winner. €50 each – Ann Hughes, Cortober. Noel Calderss, Killeshandra. Alice Murtagh, Farrangarve. The Jackpot on Monday night last 17th February was €5,400-00. 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 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. Walk: Cavan County Board in conjunction with Cavan Sports Partnership have organised a Walk on the day of the Cavan v Sligo Allianz Football League game for those in Club’s aged 50 years or over. Like other clubs Arva are looking for as many as possible to take part and anyone interested should contact Eddie Ward, Secretary on 086 380 1152. Each participant is asked to get €30 sponsorship and they get free access to the Sligo game and refreshments in Kingspan Breffni Park. Give it a go – should be good craic. Club Membership: is now due and should be paid to Cyril Sheridan, Club Treasurer or Arthur McCabe, Assistant Treasurer. League: Arva were due to get their Division 2 League campaign off the ground on Sunday last against Swanlinbar and the Reserve League against Ramor Utd but all games were postponed due to the inclement weather. On this Sunday 23rd February Arva are due to play Munterconnacht in the Breffni League at 2.00 pm. This is a home game for Arva and the venue has not been confirmed at time of going to print. Dr Mc Kenna Cup Final: Cavan are due to play Tyrone tonight Wednesday 19th February in Athletic Grounds, Armagh and hopefully we can claim the trophy. There are still a number of injury worries but this will be a good test for Cavan.


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 February Service of Morning Prayer in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10.00 am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.


After more than 40 years involvement Mr John (Don) O’Rourke, Drumnawall, Arva has retired as Sacristan in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva. Don’s parents Michael and Nan O’ Rourke took on the job in 1952 and it also included being Caretaker of the National School and St Patrick’s Hall. As was the custom at the time they also rang the Chapel Bell at 12 noon and 6.00 pm each day. Don would often help out and eventually in 1974 he officially took the job himself. In the intervening years he has been there for every occasion be it weddings, funerals etc. He opened the church each morning and closed it each night and he has been of invaluable assistance to the priest’s of the parish all those years. On behalf of the community we wish Don many years of good health and happiness in his retirement. Rev Donald Hannon C.C. is making a Presentation to Don at Mass on this Saturday night and anyone who has not already contributed can do so this week.

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

The Fun Quiz Night due to take place in the Goalpost Bar Arva on Friday 28th February in aid of Arva Senior Citizens has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be organised in the next few weeks.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Committee invites entries from local groups i.e. GAA, Foróige, Show Society and others who would like to participate in street theatre or enter topical and comical floats. This gives Arva pride of place in the county and its wonderful day for the community.


‘A LOCK OF FIERCE ROARS’ play by Moth Productions takes place on this Saturday 22nd February 2014 in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva with proceeds going to Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan. This play was written by John Mc Manus who wrote ‘THE QUARE LAND’ and is a must see and will have you rolling around with laughter. Tickets cost only 10 euro and are available from Breffni Arms Hotel, Lynch’s Shop Arva, Loughbawn Hotel Killeshandra, Moore’s Spar Ballinagh and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.


Presentation night to Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan from the Gallant 15KM Challenge takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva on Saturday 22nd February 2014 at 10.30pm. Music and craic on the night. Special guest on the night. Everyone welcome!!!


Congratulations to Daniel Madigan who was representing Coronea National School, Arva, Cavan and Ulster at the Irish National Schools Swimming Championships. Daniel was the 7th fastest 11 year old boy in Ireland, in the 50m Freestyle final at the National Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 9th February 2014.