GAA Club Lotto

GAA Club Lotto

The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 9th September. The Jackpot was €4,250 – Numbers drawn were 5/ 14 / 18 / 30. No winner – €50 winners - Niall Brady, Arva. Gerry Reynolds, Drumhaldry. Padraig O’ Hara, Arva. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 16th September was €4,300-00. 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 club are holding a Race Nite in the Goal Post Bar, Arva on Saturday night 28th September – Jockey’s wanted – Sponsors wanted - all support appreciated. All proceeds to the Players Injury Fund Championship: On Sunday last Arva played neighbours Cornafean in the semi-Final of the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship in Kingspan Breffni Park and after a tight encounter Arva eventually prevailed to win by 7 points - 1-17 to 1-10. They will meet Kill in the Final but they will have to step up another gear if they hope to win the cup. Arva team and scorers – Sean Donnelly, Shane Finnegan, James Morris, Sean Mc Manus, Stephen Ellis, Thomas Brady, Shane Mc Entee, Gavin Doyle (1-3), Ciaran Brady, Fergal Mc Glade (0-1), Peter Morris (0-1), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-2), Alan Barry, Kevin Bouchier (0-7 / 6 frees), Brian Ellis (0-3). Subs Brian Fitzpatrick, Peter Conneely. Launch: A new GAA Book entitled “The Fairytale in New York” by Paul Fitzpatrick was Launched in the Meadow View, Cavan by World Champion Handballer Paul Brady on Thursday night last. It will be Launched in the Boars Head, Capel Street, Dublin on this Thursday night 19th September at 8.30 pm. There will be finger food and Sam Maguire will be in attendance. We wish Paul every success with his publication which should be a best seller with Cavan people all over the world. Up for the Match: Anyone heading to Dublin on Saturday night for the All Ireland Football Final should be aware of a big night in the Boars Head, Capel Street, Dublin. Daithí O’ Se will be MC for a night of great football craic with former greats such as Dermot Mc Cabe, Padraig Joyce, Keith Barr, Seamus Moynihan and a host of other guests. Proceedings get underway at 8.00 pm sharp with 2 All Ireland tickets to be raffled on the night and everyone is welcome.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 22nd September Family Service in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am.

Dedication Service

The dedication service on 18 August was a very special day in the life of Arva Parish. We welcomed Bishop Ferran and his wife Jean for their first visit to our group. Simon Johnston and Barbara Curran, Churchwardens presented the gifts for dedication. Bishop Ferran spoke on Nehemiah and dedicated the new Church roof, new central heating system, restoration of the wooden floor, interior painting, repairs to windows, new ceiling in the vestry, repairs to church ceiling, new cushions for chairs in the sanctuary, new covers for lectern stand and vestry table, 6 flower vases presented by the Johnston family in memory of their parents Simon and Edith and communion kneeler presented by Robert Keith in memory of his parents Robert and Mary. Rev Hazel led the worship, Frances Good and John Fitzpatrick read the lessons and the prayers were read by David Jones, Gladys Richardson, Brenda McGahern, Mary Geelan and Helen Gorman. Everyone enjoyed lovely food and a chat in the hall after the service. Rev Hazel thanked Michael Fitzpatrick, Architect, Peter Mulligan, Contractor and David Jones, the Vestry, Ann Marie Ward, Heritage Officer, Cyril Montgomery who installed the central heating, Terry Harton electrical work. Martin Reilly joinery work. Philip Jackson painted the Church voluntarily. Lynne Lynch covered the kneelers, the seat in the vestry and the lectern stand and made new cushions for the sanctuary chairs. The Johnston family who presented the 6 vases and Robert Keith who presented the Communion kneeler. Rev Hazel also thanked Bishop Ferran for his inspiring address, Leila Beattie the organist and all others who had participated in the service or helped in any way, especially those who cleaned the Church and provided the refreshments.


Cavan Presbyterian Church

Monday 23rd September at 8.00 pm, Croaghan Church Harvest Concert with Colin Elliott of ‘Live Issue’ (Lurgan) and Michael Harcus (Scotland). Wednesday 25th September Cavan Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm -The Ark Man touring Ireland & visiting Cavan with his 6ft model ark! Friday 27th September at 8.00 pm in Bellasis Church Hall - Harvest In the Country concert, with same artists as at Croaghan (above). Sunday 29th September in Drumkeeran Church (L1528) at 3.30pm Traditional Harvest Thanksgiving, at 3.30pm. Friday 20 Sept Harvest Carrigallen 8pm Preacher Rev Paul Maxwell followed by tea. Refreshments follow all events. Come and enjoy these occasions for all ages & stages!


Anyone in hospital who would like a Pastoral Visit from their local Clergy should make it known to the relevant person as due to patient confidentially the clergy are not allowed to check the hospital lists as had been the case.

Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva: Parish Priest Rev Dan Sheridan has appealed for support for the Fundraising Concert in aid of the 150th Anniversary of St Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra which will take place in the church on Monday night next 16th September at 8.00 pm sharp.


Each Friday at 8.00 pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. Registration cost is €20. All welcome.

Senior Helpline

Is a confidential listening service for older people by older people. If you want someone to talk to don’t be afraid to lift the phone and call 1850 440 444.

Samaritans: Telephone 1850 60 90 90 if you are feeling lonely and wish to chat to someone who has time to listen 7 days a week – you can also Text 087 260 90 90.

Slimming World

Continues each Wednesday evening in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.


Congratulations to the winners of the “Three Provinces Festival” themed Art and Colouring Competition – Kate Madden and Callum Simpson. Well done to everyone who took part. Your Library Service is Free. FREE Membership. FREE Internet Access and Computer facilities. Great selection of books and audio books. 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.


‘The Quare Land’ play starring Seamus O’Rourke and Shane Carroll takes place on Saturday 28th September 2013 in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva with proceeds going to Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan. This play 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, Moore’s Spar Ballinagh and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.


Meditation & Mindfulness classes in Arva Holistic Centre starting on tomorrow Thursday 19th September for 12 weeks. Pre booking is necessary so to reserve your place to relax & unwind call 087 2968924.


The 10th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice takes place Saturday 26th October 2013. Main sponsor is MacManus Pharmacies Cavan. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Over the previous nine years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising 262,000 euro for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice, Ciaran Weir, Padraig Cosgrove, Willie Hughes, or  Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.

Computer Classes

Cavan Adult Learning Centre are offering Beginner Computer classes for Farmers in the Community Centre in Mullahoran on Monday evening commencing 30th September at 7.00pm. This course will run for 12 weeks, 35 hours and will be particularly designed for the farming community. For more information or to book a place contact Siobhan at 049 4353952 or 0871247070.

Country market

Friday 20th September in the old Pizza Shop/Kathleen Brennan’s on the Main Street. Featuring Home Baking, Jewelry, Books, Flowers and Gifts, Pictures and Cards, Knitting, Bric a Brac, Tea and Coffee. A Raffle will be held on the day with all proceeds going to St Vincent De Paul.

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 23rd / 24th September from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm each day. It is important to remember that many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases. Please help to ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. Blood Donors Save lives.

Active Age Group

Have been invited by the Tullacmongan Active Retirement Group to a Tea Dance on Sunday 29th September from 4.00pm to 7.00 pm with Admission €5-00. If there is enough interest a Bus will leave St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 3.30 pm – return fare €5-00. To booka seat ring Ann Doyle on 049 4335 787, Mary Miney on 049 4335 037 or any committee member. Seats must be booked before this Sunday 22nd September. The Arva Group will hold their own Tea Dance on Sunday 20th October from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Everyone welcome – Music by Mike Beasley. The annual Church Gate Collection will be held on the weekend of the October Bank Holiday. A day’s Outing will be organized for the club at the end of November. It is hoped that Rev Eamonn Bredin will be able to attend the 1st Friday meting in October so the committee appeals to everyone to attend and give him a good send off. The annual Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday 11th December in the Breffni Arms Hotel.


There was a gloom cast over the area on Sunday of last week as news spread of the untimely death of Mr Leo Mc Entee, Fair Green, Arva which occurred as a result of a traffic accident in County Kildare. A keen motor enthusiast Leo had been on his way to Mondello Park to watch Car Racing when the accident occurred. He worked with Dermot for a while but following a bad accident some years ago he was unable to work. His abiding interest was in cars and all types of racing where he made numerous friends. Leo was able through these contacts to obtain car parts for his friends or to put people in contact with each other for parts that were hard to find. Leo was predeceased y his parents Edward (Ned) and Philomena and is survived by his brothers Eamonn, Padraig, Dermott, sisters Evelyn Mulligan, Phyllis (USA), daughter Sophie, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and many, many friends to all of whom we extend sincere sympathy. His remains were removed to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva where they were received by Rev Dan Sheridan P.P. Killeshandra on Tuesday evening who also celebrated his Requiem Mass on Wednesday with burial afterwards in Coronea Cemetery. There was a constant stream of mourners to his brother Dermot’s home where Leo reposed on Monday night and Tuesday while the attendance at both the removal and funeral was large and representative showing the popularity of Leo and his family.