St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Monday 7th April. Jackpot €5,750-00 – Numbers drawn 10 /17 / 21 / 29 – No winner. €50 each – Aine Fox, Farrangarve. Laura Ellis, Drumnawall. Gerry Ellis Jnr, Drumalt. The jackpot on Monday night last 14th April was €5800. 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 Due to the U-21 semi-final, the Brady’s Arva League game with Belturbet was postponed while the Cully’s Craft Bakery Reserve League game away to Maghera went ahead on Saturday evening. Arva won this game by 4-7 to 2-6 but the home side were denied a couple of goals thanks to Sean McManus in the Arva goals. Arva team and scorers – Sean McManus, Raymond Brady (1-0), Conor McEntee, Shane McEntee, Paul Brady, Paul Bouchier, Gavin Doyle (0-1), Alan Gray (1-0), Padraig Reilly, Alan Barry (0-2), Danny Conneely (0-1), Ciaran Cooney, Raymond Daly (2-3), Patrick Mulligan. U 21 Championship: The Cavan U 21 team defeated Donegal in the Ulster Final on Wednesday night last in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. They now face competition favourites Dublin in the All Ireland semi-final on this Saturday evening in Portlaoise at 4.45pm. This is Holy Saturday and many people are unhappy with the GAA for fixing these important games for that day. However we can be sure that the Blue Army will once again mobilise and make themselves heard across Portlaoise. Everyone in Arva is immensely proud of our three players and extend best wishes to Ciaran Brady, Kevin Bouchier, Jonathan McCabe and all players and management.

Raffle and Cake Sale

Will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva following Easter Sunday Mass. Lines for the Raffle are on sale in al business premises throughout the town with some fabulous prizes on offer. The proceeds of this event will go towards the upgrade of the playground at St Mary’s National School, Arva. You are requested to please support this worthy event and the Parents Association are looking forward to seeing you all there.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with a good attendance. With over €3,100 on offer each night, it is one of the best sessions around. Eyes down at 9pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 20th April – Easter Day Sunrise Service at 6.20am outside at Gowna Church (if weather is not good, the service will be in the Church) followed by tea, coffee and breakfast rolls. Easter eggs for the children. Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the Risen Christ. Easter Day Arva 9am Holy Communion. Women are invited to join in a discussion on the Role of Women in the Community hosted by Breffni Belles Cavan Women’s Network on Thursday, 24th April in the Memorial Hall, Church Road, Arva. All women welcome to attend our International Breakfast 10.30 - 12.30pm. Contact or Veronica 083 4351742

Church Services

Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva: – Holy Thursday Mass at 8pm. Good Friday Passion of the Lord at 3pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 9pm. Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coronea – Good Friday – Passion of Our Lord at 3pm. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil at 7.30pm.


Cake Sale / Tea /Coffee morning will be held on Friday, 2nd May from 10am to mid-day in aid of the Lourdes Assisted Pilgrim Fund. Anyone wishing to Bake etc. will be much appreciated – contact Barney Cully 087 6794 215. Tickets are on sale to support the Assisted Pilgrim Section and all support will be much appreciated.


Arva Foróige Club is hosting a Variety night on this Sunday, 13th April in the Breffni Arms Hotel at 7.30pm. All proceeds go to Arva Swimming Pool Development and Arva Foróige Club. Admission is just €5.

Line Dancing

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


The Breffni Kickers appeared on Sky 191 Ireland West TV with Dermot McConnell with his new single Cajun Party Time. They will also be appearing on Hot Country and the Phil Mack International Show on Sky 191 in the near future.

Alzheimers Tea Day

Being held on Friday, 25th April from 10am in the premises next to Centra, Main Street, Arva. Please join us for a Cuppa and help us to support this worthy cause.

Rural Transport

Please note that all scheduled Rural Transport - Friday Services, throughout the County, will run on Thursday 17th April, with the same collection and departure times. All age-groups are welcome to travel. Wishing a very “Happy Easter” to all Rural Transport passengers and supporters.

Stars in their Eyes

Arva is hosting a ‘Stars in their Eyes’ on Easter Sunday, April 20th at 8pm as a fundraiser for St Joseph & The Helpers Charity in the Breffni Arms Hotel. The acts include Gareth Brooks, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Sister Act, ABBA, The Village People, The Nolan Sisters, Imelda May and many more. St Joseph & The Helpers Charity was established in Ireland in May 2004 by Arthur McCluskey and fellow directors and in the UK in November of that year. It was set up to help the people of Bosnia Herzegovina to rebuild their lives following the cruel Yugoslav war of ‘92 – ‘95 when over 100,000 people were killed and at least two million (half the population) were made homeless. Tickets are €20 and are available from Committee members and on the door. For more information please contact Margaret McEntee 087 6380406.


There was deep sadness over the Arva area as news spread of the death of Mr James Rogan, 118 Terrace Avenue, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and formerly from Lacken, Arva which occurred on Monday, 31st March. After he left school, Jim worked on the family farm and also in Reddin’s Bar, Arva where he was a popular figure. He was a member of Arva Macra na Feirme (Young Farmers Association), and was a founder member of the Arva Agricultural Show Society. In 1962 he left for the United States and settled in Pennsylvania where he founded Rogan Landscaping which he built into a very successful company. Jim was an active member of the Cavan Society of Philadelphia and served for some time as President of the Society. He was an active supporter of the Holy Rosary Sisters in Villanova. Jim never forgot his roots and every year he returned home to meet old friends and renew acquaintances. In later years he would spend longer vacations in Lacken and this only ceased when his health deteriorated in the last couple of years. Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Rose Rogan (nee Prior), his youngest son, Paul and his sister, Kathleen Duffy, Ballyduffy, Moyne. He is survived by his wife Mary, (nee Philson), sons John and Jim, daughter Mary, his grandchildren, nieces and nephews in the United States, Scotland and Ireland. He is also survived by his sisters Alice Meehan, Pennsylvania, Anne Burke Roscommon, and Marjorie Gormley, Gartylough, Arva and his brother, John Rogan, California to all of whom we extend the sympathy of the Arva Community. There was a large attendance at the viewing, Funeral Mass, and burial. The Cavan Society provided an Honour Guard while Tommy Farrelly, President of the Cavan Society gave the Eulogy. The funeral procession to the church and grave was led by a bagpiper with grandson, Johnny Rogan, and nephew, Christopher Philson, both of the US Marine Corps. After the funeral Mass at St. Lawrence Church, Highland Park, the burial took place at St Peter and Paul Cemetery Springfield, Pennsylvania. A months mind Mass for Jim will be celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva at 7 o’clock on Saturday, 26th April.


Sympathy is extended to Ms Kathleen Donnelly and Ms Mary Keogh, c/o Fosters Pharmacy, Main Street, Arva on the death of their mother, Mrs Brigid Donnelly, Shanmullagh, Ballinamuck which occurred on 10th April. Following Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Ballinamuck, burial took place in Ballinamuck new Cemetery. Sympathy is also extended to Mr Brian Lynch, Tycusker, Arva on the death of his father, Mr Patrick Joseph (P.J.) Lynch, Moher, Milltown, Belturbet which occurred on 10th April. Following Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Milltown, burial took place in Drumlane Cemetery.


Belated congratulations are extended to Ms Kerri Anne Cully, Main Street, Arva who won a Gold Gaisce Presidents Award last February. It is Ireland’s National Challenge to young people aged 15 to 25 years to set personal goals for themselves. The Award programme was established by the Irish Government in 1985 which was International Youth Year. The President of Ireland is the Patron of the Award programme. The Award is not an organisation but a programme that can be used by any group working with young people. Kerri Anne says that it was a great personal challenge that allowed her to meet some wonderful people. She started it in Arva and it helped her to get involved in her new found Taunton community in Somerset, England where she is now working. She helped others whilst learning a wealth of new skills. She qualified as a first aider to include automated Defibrillator with St. John’s Ambulance. She volunteered for the British Heart Foundation and raised much needed funds to help those with heart disease. She began her biggest challenge of running and consistently ran every week for over a year and completed her first 10 Km Bristol Chew Valley race. She is currently training for Taunton Half Marathon in April. She completed a 110 Km trek of the south west costal path over 4 days which included her first ever time camping and visited Lourdes with the Kilmore Dioceses as a volunteer assisting the sick, Lourdes was tough work and great craic in a very special town in the south of France. Personally the Gaisce helped her have that something extra to talk about whilst applying for Occupational Therapist jobs, it allowed her to meet people from all walks of life and gave her great satisfaction in helping other people. She gained in confidence, skills and made many new friends while having great fun and helping others. The cherry on the cake came with a day out in Dublin Castle with her parents Michael and Mary, meeting President Michael D Higgins. Kerri would highly recommend it to any young person.


Latin School Players will present their 3 act play ‘Kevins Bed’ by Bernard Farrell in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne on Friday, 9th May, Saturday, 10th May & Sunday, 11th May at 8.30 pm. Tickets on sale in Lynch’s Newsagents, Arva; Mc Seain’s of Cornafean, Moyne Cross Stores & Corrigan’s, Legga. Tickets €10.


Arva Branch Library will close for Easter break on Thursday, 17th April at 8.30p.m. and will re-open on Thursday, 1st May at 2p.m.