St Patrick’s GAA

St Patrick’s GAA

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Club Rooms on Monday 14th October. The Jackpot was €4,500 – Numbers drawn were 15/ 17 / 20 / 29. No winner – €50 winners - Sean Donnelly, Ava. Ciarán Brady, Cornadrung. Brian Ellis, Arva. The Lotto Jackpot on Monday last 21st October was €4,550-00. 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 League: On this Saturday evening Arva will play Ballymachugh in the Brady’s Arva Division 3 League at 4.00 pm in Michael Cully Park. While already promoted Arva will be hoping to record another win and maintain their position at the top of the League Table. We encourage all supporters to come out and cheer on the players. Challenge: The football club fundraising venture will take place on Saturday 16th November called the Croagh Patrick Challenge / Clew Bay Walk. As the name suggests the club is challenging people to climb the Holy Mountain or for those not able to instead do the Clew Bay Walk. A bus will leave St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 7.30 that morning – stopping enroute for refreshments. Participants will have use of the leisure facilities in the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport that evening to ease away the pains. Sponsorship Cards are available in Arva Post Office and the club is hoping for a good response. Congratulations to our fellow parishioners Killeshandra Leaguers who defeated Shercock to win the Cavan Intermediate Football Championship title on Sunday last in Kingspan Breffni Park. St Joseph’s abú Congratulations to Cavan County Board P.R.O. Declan Woods who has been awarded the National P.R.O. of the Year by the National GAA Journalists of Ireland. Declan will receive his Award in the coming weeks. Well done.

International Rules

On Saturday evening last Kingspan Breffni Park hosted the first leg of the International Rules Series between Ireland and Australia. It was an extremely well organised event in which Cavan County Board, Cavan County Council, Cavan Gardaí, Civil Defence etc can take great pride. There were glowing tributes on the Social Media sites both from members of the Australian Party and the Irish Party to visitors from different counties. With members of the Media from all over Ireland and some from Australia it was left to the Cavan IT and Communications Committee under County Board P.R.O. Declan Woods to ensure Broadband etc was working for them. On the committee with Declan are Barry Mc Hugh, Elaine Cully and Annette Geoghegan (Cornafean) who ensured everything went smoothly on the night. The Irish and Australian Flags were carried out on the field and spread out by the Arva and Kill players respectively and it was great to see the two clubs involved. Arva along with all other clubs in the county provided stewards for the event. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – This Sunday 27th October Morning Prayer in Carrigallen and Columbkille at 10am and in Arva and Gowna at 11.30 am. Sunday School in Carrigallen during Service.

Church of Ireland

Variety Concert featuring Mrs Browns Boys & Local Artists Friday 1st November 2013 @ 8.00pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva Tickets €10. All proceeds in aid of Parish Funds. Corlisbratten Methodist Church will hold their monthly Praise Service on this Sunday evening 27th October at 8.00 pm with Rev Noel Mills. Tea will be served afterwards in the hall and everyone is very welcome.

Getting married

Contact the Accord Office in Cavan for your Pre-Marriage Application Form. They also provide Marriage and Counselling in strict confidence. To book a Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a Counsellor contact 049 4375 004 or Email

Safeguarding Children contacts for Kilmore Diocese – Suzie Duffy, Kilmore Pastoral Centre Tel 049 4375 004. Fr Sean Mawn, Parochial House, Ballinaglera Tel 07196 43014. In Killeshandra Parish Micheál Ó Faoláin Tel 049 432 8020, Karen Sweeney Tel 087 2757 591

Line Dancing

Classes continue in the Breffni Arms Hotel every Thursday night at 8.30 pm for Beginners and at 9.30 pm for the more advanced. Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy a night of dancing and exercise in a friendly environment.

Risk Assessor

Congratulations are extended to Ms Helen O’ Hara who qualified on the 6th October, at Spanish Point, Co Clare as an International Life Saving Federation of Europe Risk Assessor. This is an International Award which enables Helen to carrier our Risk Assessments on Beaches, Rivers Lakes, Canal, Quay and Pond’s throughout Europe. A Risk Assessment is an on -going procedure involving hazard and risk identification, and then deciding on and implementing control measures. She already has all the top qualifications in Swimming, Lifesaving and Instructor and we wish her continued success

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.


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.

15k Challenge

The 10th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place this 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 for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 or William Hughes on 086-3584700.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva every Tuesday morning from 10.30 am.

Arva Active Age

Will have their annual outing for Christmas on Wednesday 13th November. A bus will depart St Patrick’s Hall, Arva at 9.30am going to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. A meal has been organised on the return home at 5.30 pm in Lisgray House, Virginia. The cost for members is €30 all included and is €35 for non members.

Folk Group

Practice each Tuesday in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva at 8.30 pm. New members always welcome especially musicians.


“Who wants to be a Thousandaire?”The thrilling nationwide game show experience is in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva 9th November at 8.30pm. Tickets €10 euro, available at the door. In aid of UCL Harps Soccer Club.