St Patrick’s GAA Club

St Patrick’s GAA Club

Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday 17th February 2015. The Jackpot was €8,000. Numbers drawn - 01 / 06 / 13 / 16 – no winner. €50 each – Anne Hughes, Cortober. Lional O’ Reilly, Loughduff. Pauline Mc Govern, Killygarry. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 24th February was €8,050. 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

U-21: Hard luck to St Joseph’s who were defeated by Watty Grahams, Glen, Co Derry Final of the Bank of Ireland Paddy Mc Larnon U-21 Ulster Tournament on Sunday last on a score of 2-11 to 0-7. The players gave it their all on a very cold and windy day but they just could not get to grips with the winners. Goals win games and Watty Grahams took theirs but St Joseph’s were desperately unlucky to have two goal chances cleared. The loss of their Captain, Kevin Bouchier midway through the first half didn’t help their cause and we have to give great credit to Ciaran Brady who played Trench Cup on Saturday in Cork and played his heart out. They are a great bunch of players and we will see more of them in the years ahead. On behalf of the supporters we thank them and their Management for their efforts – well done everyone.

League: Arva started their league campaign on Saturday evening last with a first round clash in the Breffni League against neighbours Killeshandra in Michael Cully Park but fielding a very youthful team they were no match for their more seasoned opposition. The final score was 2-14 to 0-7 which probably does not reflect the effort of the Arva players on duty. It’s another step up for Arva coming from Division 3 to Division 2 last year and now they are Division 1B. Short the services of a number of first choice players it proved too much for the home side. Killeshandra hit 7 points in a row with 2 from Austin Fitzpatrick and 5 from Declan Mc Kiernan before Shane Hamilton opened the Arva account in the 19th minute. Bryan Mc Entee added another 3 minutes later but Mc Kiernan and Alan Brady replied before Cian Sweeney hit the net in the 29th minute for the first of his brace. Fergal Mc Glade closed the scoring to leave it 1-9 to 0-3 at the interval. The visitors resumed with points from Thomas Reilly and Mc Kiernan before Peter Morris replied for Arva after 42 minutes. Sweeney and Raymond Daly exchanged points in the 15th and 17th minutes but Killeshandra hit a goal (Sweeney) and 2 points (Mc Kiernan and Sean Mc Kiernan) before Arva closed the scoring with a point each from Danny Ellis and Peter Morris to leave it 2-14 to 0-7 at the long whistle. Arva team and scorers – Danny Conneely, Thomas Brady, Darren Gray, Stephen Ellis, Shane McEntee, Dermot Mc Glade, Peter Conneely, Fergal Mc Glade (0-1), Bryan Mc Entee (0-1), Peter Morris (0-2), Raymond Daly (0-1), Oisín Sheridan, Shane Hamilton (0-1), David Cassidy, Danny Ellis (0-1). Subs – Finbarr McAvinue, Raymond Bray. On March 8th, Arva will travel to Boyle Park, Drumgoon to play the home side in both Reserve and Division 1B at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Church Services

For the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – Sunday 1st March – Holy Communion Service in Carrigallen at 10am and in Arva at 11.30am. Morning Prayer Service in Columbkille at 10am and in Gowna at 11.30am.


Continues in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva each Sunday night with €3,390 in prize money to be won each week - it is one of the biggest around – Eyes Down at 8.30pm.

Community Alert

If you require a personal monitored alarm or you know somebody in the community who requires a personal monitored alarm please contact one of the following Community Alert committee members, Martin Doyle - 086 3549901, Bernie Gormley - 087 2487069, Seamus McGahern - 087 7671002 or Alice Murtagh - 086 1943109

Active Age

Gentle exercises and activities continue in St Patrick’s Hall every Tuesday at 10am. New members welcome.

Sale of Work

Will take place this year on Friday, 1st and Saturday, 2nd May. Donations of clean unwanted ladies, gents and children’s clothes, curtains, shoes, belts, soft toys and books. Also small electrical goods (in perfect working order), small piece’s of household furniture, brick-a-brac, etc would be appreciated. Contact Breege 087 2989484, Ethel 086 0829592 or Mary 0863795457.

Credit Union

Car Promotion loan ends on February 28th. Act fast to avail of this great offer. Opening hours in Arva - Monday- Wednesday 10.00 am – 2.30pm. Friday – 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Saturday 1.00 pm- 5.00 pm & 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

Arva Trotters

Meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8pm. Everyone welcome to join in.


Free Spirit Yoga group taking place each Thursday evening at 9.00 pm and Saturday morning at 11.00 am in the Memorial Hall, Arva. We welcome, everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Line Dancing

The Breffni Kickers Line Dancing Classes continue each Thursday night in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Beginners at 8.30 pm followed by the more advanced at 9.30 pm. So get those dancing shoes ready for nights of fun and craic in a friendly atmosphere.

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.

Leaving Certificate

Oral Irish Workshop will take place in Arva Library on this Saturday, 28th February from 10am to 12.30pm. €5 per person. Booking essential on 049 4335 905. See for upcoming events and more information


This St Patrick’s Day Arva will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their St Patrick’s Day Parade which will take place at 3pm.  With large cash prizes for best floats and walking pageantry they encourage all local community groups to participate and invite our neighbours from Gowna, Cornea, Carrigallen, Aughnacliffe and North Longford to take part. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr Peter Masterson. We will have a commemorative plaque for the Best Dressed Window.  We extend a warm welcome to one and all. 

Special Olympics Ireland

Annual collection Day – Friday, 24th April - Volunteers Needed! Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Cavan and Longford area’s to help with their charity collection day on Friday, 24th April. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special Olympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact John Kivlahan 00 44 77 027 14129 or email for County Cavan or Michael Carty on 085 1678768 or email for County Longford. All support will be greatly appreciated.