GAA Club

GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday night 5th August. The Jackpot was €4,000 – Numbers drawn were 2/ 5 / 8 / 29. No winner – €50 winners - Eileen Sheridan, Hollybank. Sean Reilly, Longford. Ben & Amy Lynch, Farrangarve.The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 12th August was €4,050-00. 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 Championship: Arva travelled to Packie Devlin Park, Killeshandra to play Kildallan in the second round of the Hotel Kilmore Junior Football Championship on Sunday last and after a great game they survived by 2 points to lead the group as they face the final round on Sunday next. Arva team and scorers – Sean Donnelly, Shane Finnegan, James Morris, Patrick Murtagh, Shane Mc Entee, Thomas Brady, Stephen Ellis, Ciaran Brady (0-1), Gavin Doyle (0-2), Jonathan Mc Cabe (0-2), Kevin Bouchier (1-5), Fergal Mc Glade, Alan Barry, Conal Sheridan (0-2), Brian Ellis (0-2). Subs – Peter Morris, Sean Mc Manus. On this Sunday Arva will travel to Ballyheelan to play Maghera in the last round in Sheelin Park, Ballymachugh Grounds. A win in this game will put Arva into the semi final while defeat will mean another game will have to be played. Let’s see everybody in Ballymachugh for this deciding game.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 18th August Dedication Service in Arva at 3 o’clock when Bishop Ferran Glenfield will dedicate the new Roof, Painting, Central Heating system and repairs. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments afterwards in the Memorial Hall. There will be no other Service on Sunday. This is a very significant day for the Church of Ireland community in Arva so anyone that is available they should go along and join the celebration.

Cemetery Sunday

The annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves will take place in Coronea Cemetery at 12.15 pm on this Sunday 18th August. All Plot Owners are requested to have the final resting place of their loved one’s looking neat and tidy. Please take litter home and don’t leave rubbish lying around.

Results: We wish all students who are receiving their Leaving Certificate results the very best of luck and hope they receive the required points for whatever they are hoping to do in the future. If they are not as good as you hoped don’t be downhearted there are loads of options to get where you want to go.

Slimming World

Continues each Wednesday evening in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva. Great weight loss recorded each week in a fun and welcoming environment. For further details contact Jacinta on 086 1056 223.

Free Money

Saturday Night’s Raffle in the Breffni Arms Hotel and Leisure Complex, Arva is called ‘Free Money Saturday’ and on Saturday night last there was no winner. On this Saturday night there will be €300 on offer. Free entry to the draw. You must be there to win – the draw takes place anytime after 10.00pm.


Please Note - Arva Library is closed for Summer Break and will re-open on Thursday 29th August at 2.00 pm


An Antiques and Vintage Road Show will be held in aid of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August from 12 to 6pm. Events include expert antique valuations, historical and photographic exhibitions, a Victorian Fashion Show and a Vintage Fair. On Sunday 25th an auction will take place from 7pm to 9pm and we are asking people to donate small items for auction. The following are an example of suitable articles: brass and iron beds, old cast iron pots and kettles, parlour lamps, old pine dressers, wall clocks and mantle clocks, old turf barrows, advertising signs (enamel and cardboard), old creamery cans, old garden gates, old tea sets, side dishes, chest of drawers, etc. For further information call 049-4375004 or email


Congratulations are extended to M.s Louise Ellis, Drumnawall, Arva and Mr E Donohoe, Aughamore Lower, Moyne who announced their engagement last week. We wish them every happiness in the future.

The Clutterbug

A volunteer based Charity Shop has opened on Main Street, Arva beside the Ulster Bank supporting St Vincent de Paul, Arva and SOSOAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters), Cavan. This is the brainchild of Michael and Jana Sheridan, Hollybank, Arva and they can be contacted on 087 3899 337 or Email They are also on Facebook. The shop will be open from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and until 8.00 pm on Saturday and they would appreciate donations of items in good condition that they can sell.

Crumlin Hospital

There will be a Fundraising Night in Hughie’s on Saturday 24th August for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin. This year Hughie will be Trekking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco next October and will welcome all sponsorship for this very worthy cause. Music on the night will be provided by Seamus Farrell , refreshments will be served and it promises to be a great night.

Cornafean Dog Show

The Annual Fundraiser for Self Help Africa will take place on Sunday 25th August in Cornafean. Always a very enjoyable and entertaining day why not go along and help a worthy cause.

Dromard 5km Fun Run

Included in the weekend’s activities as part of the very successful and enjoyable “Dromard Four Schools Reunion” Gathering was a 5km fun run/walk on Saturday afternoon. For providing spot prizes for this event the organisers of the fun run thank sincerely – Serenity Beauty Salon and Eclipse Hair Salon, Ballinamuck & Fresh Today, Arva. Thanks again to Pat The Baker for assisting with refreshments. While the event was labelled as a fun run/walk competition among the running folk was keen with Padraig Corcoran, Ballinagh finishing 1st followed by Michael Coyle with Tom Donnelly from Granard in 3rd place. Barry Taffee was the first local home on this occasion. For the ladies Claire Miney, Arva was first to cross the line followed by local ladies Elizabeth O’Reilly in 2nd place and Helen Conefrey in 3rd place. A notable feature of the event was the number of children participating with Daniel Madigan from Arva leading them home followed closely by Jason Grimes. Well done to everyone who took part!”


5km Bruce Ramble Walk/Jog/Run takes place on Friday 23rd August. Registration is at McSeains Pub, Cornafean from 6.30pm to 7.00pm. Registration fee is €10 per person or €20 per family.  All proceeds to Enable Ireland, Cavan.  Come along and enjoy the ramble!


Glen Prince Newtowngore Reunion - Just to remind you all Gorby’s Newtowngore is the place to be on August 23rd @ 9pm, For a fun night with long lost friends. Special Guest on the night, Light refreshments, all welcome. Contact 087 645 9962.