ARVA NEWS 11 – 07 – 16.
St Patrick’s Arva GAA Club: Lotto: The Arva Football Club Lotto draw was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday last 5th July 2016. The Jackpot was €4,750. Numbers drawn – 1 / 2 / 12 / 16 – no winner. €50 winners – Janice Sheridan, Hollybank. Michael English, Farrangarve. Brian Mulligan, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot on Tuesday night last 12th June 2016 was €4,800. Lotto Envelopes can be left in the Letterbox in St Patrick’s Hall next to the National School for collection prior to the draw. We appeal to Club Members and thee wider public to support the Lotto each week as the club are trying to raise funds for their new development and all support is much appreciated
Golf Classic: St. Patrick’s Arva GAA Club Golf Classic will be held on this Friday July 15th 2016 in County Cavan Golf Club. The reason for it is to help raise funds for a major development plan that will create new facilities for the club and the community in the near future. Entry Fee will include Refreshments on arrival, Goody Bag, 18 Holes Golf and Dinner. There will be lots of Prizes to be won including The Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin etc. All contributions towards our prize fund will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. Contact Club Secretary Eddie Ward, Brían Ellis or Conal Conneely. This is sure to be a great day out for the club with many past players and members taking part. No doubt there will be many stories told when they reach the 19th Hole.
Cavan: The Cavan Senior Team defeated Carlow in the All Ireland Qualifiers in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday last. They are one of the few teams to survive the 6 day turnaround and while they had 7 points to spare at the end Carlow made them fight to the very end. On this Saturday they will play Derry in Kingspan Breffni Park at 3.30 pm. Let’s get behind them and be the 16th man.
Longford Senior team continue their giant killing in the Qualifiers with their victory over Monaghan on Saturday night last in St Tighernachs Park, Clones and they will play Cork in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 3 o’clock and we wish them continued success.
Church Services: for the Arva Church of Ireland Parish Group – This Sunday 17th July – United Holy Communion and Baptism Service at 11.00 am in Carrigallen. No other services this weekend.
Visitation: The annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves will take place in Coronea Cemetery on Sunday 14th August at 12.15 pm. All Plot Owners are requested to ensure that the resting place of their loved one’s is clean and tidy for this day and please bring away all rubbish.
Safeguarding Children: The contacts for the Parish of Killeshandra are Micheál Ó Faolaín, Arva 049 432 8020
and Karen Sweeney, Killeshandra Tel 087 2757 591.
Church and Hall Meeting: A very important meeting and information night will be held on this Thursday night 14th July regarding both proposed works which have to be carried out on both the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arva and St Patrick’s Hall, Arva. There is ongoing problems with Damp in the Church which need to be rectified as soon as possible. The Hall is in need of major refurbishment and the plans have already been approved. It’s important that everyone comes to the meeting and get to know what is happening.
Arva Agricultural Show Society: will hold their 59th Annual Show on Sunday 24th July. There are 18 Qualifiers and over 300 Classes from Horses, Cattle etc to Home Industries, Farm and Garden, Dog Show and the All Ireland Tug of War Finals and a large array of top quality Pedigree Animals on show. There are prizes also for the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent. Entries should be with the Secretary by next Tuesday 19th July to ensure publication in the Catalogue. Show Prize Lists are now available for the 2016 Show. Call 089 445 4442 or check out arvashow.com for full details. This year’s show promises to be a great one with Free Bouncy Castles for the Kids and loads to see and do. The committee are to be congratulated on keeping the Show going for so long and on that point we remember al the companies and individuals who offer financial sponsorship without which the Show could not take place. Always a great place to meet old friends and renew acquaintances with many people organising holidays to coincide with this annual event. Many former residents make the trip from overseas in order to meet old friends and get up to date on local happenings. The brilliant Robert Mizzell will cap off the day at the Show Dance in the Breffni Arms the same night, Doors 11pm. If anyone would like to get involved or help out on the day there is a Show Committee meeting this Thursday night in the Resource Centre, Market Square, Arva at 9.00 pm. Everyone welcome.
Arva 3 Province Festival: will take place between 24th July and 1st August. It will include Fun and Sport for young and old and the good news is that most of it is free. These events include the hugely popular Raft Race, a Nature Walk, Café Music, Outdoor Cinema, Underage and Overage Gaelic Football, Sports Day etc, etc. so make a note of the dates and come along and enjoy what Arva has to offer you naturally.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs Eileen Donohoe, Gortermone and Keith’s Centra, Arva on the death of her father Mr Bernard Earley, Briskill, Newtownforbes which occurred at his residence on Wednesday last 6th July. Following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes burial took place in the local cemetery.
Arva Branch Library: has just received a recent stock exchange with exciting new titles in Fiction, Non-Fiction and our Children’s Collection. Remember your Library Service is Free. FREE Membership. FREE Internet Access and Computer facilities. Opening Hours – Thursday 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm & 6.00 pm-8.30p.m., Friday 2.00 pm-5.00 pm & 6.00 pm -8.30pm, Saturday 10.00 am-1.00 pm & 2.00-5.00 pm.
Breffni 3 Province Challenge: Planning for this year’s challenge is in full swing, with the aim of hitting our €1 million target for Cancer Care & Research. Information is available on Facebook or call/text 086 0848633 or on breffni3provincechallenge.com . This year’s challenge brings you a new dimension aimed at local clubs, be it running, walking, fitness, GAA. The list is endless!! Our team event, brought to you by the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, allows teams of between 3 & 6 people to compete in the Half Marathon. The best three times will give you the win. But as an added twist; the best overall male and female will not be counted! As this is a huge event to organise, all help is much appreciated. If you are willing to volunteer a few hours in marshalling, catering or first aid please let us know. As usual this hugely popular event will be held on the August Bank Holiday weekend which will be Saturday 30th July.
Congratulations to Jessica Smith, Arva who won a Silver medal in Solo Music (Banjo) in the Community Games County Talent finals recently.
Bingo: The weekly Bingo sessions continue every Sunday night in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva with a great attendance. There is €3,290-00 in prize money to be won every night – the best around. If you’re not in you can’t win. Eyes down 9.00 pm. Only 3 nights left.
Slimming World: Classes continue each Wednesday night with 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm sessions and all new members will be welcome. Come along to group to learn how to lose weight while never going hungry. Call Linda on 087 2338 154 for further information.
Congratulations are extended to Yvonne and Martin Reilly, Behey, Arva on the birth of their 3rd child (a boy) and to Carol and Eamonn Caulfield, Oranmore, Galway on the birth of their 3rd child (a boy). Both mothers are daughters of John Joe and Margaret Brady, Gurteen, Arva.
North Longford and Arva Credit Union: – 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.
- C. Fitness: Full Body Fitness Classes in St Patrick’s Hall, Arva – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s – 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Beginners and New Members always welcome. For further details contact Lynn Tel: 085 734 1992.
TOM CLARKE at The Corn Mill: Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the 1916 proclamation and one of the main instigator of the 1916 rising. He was also a family man with a wife and three young children. His father was from Errew in Carrigallen. He was great friends with his fellow signatory and Kiltyclogher man Sean Mac Diarmada. The play “Tom Clarke’s One True Love’, written by Killian McGuinness and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group, dramatizes the life of Tom Clarke the public and private man. It is betimes heartbreakingly sad but peppered with comedy. Performances take place in The Corn Mill Theatre next Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, and the following week Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th. Booking on 0494339612 – Doors 8.00 p.m. Curtain 8.30 p.m. sharp.
Retirement Party: On this Friday night 15th July in Cronins Ballinagh a Retirement Party will be held for Dessie Harrington in recognition of all his work on behalf of the community. There is a general invitation to everyone to come along and enjoy a night of music and craic.
Notes: If anyone has an item for inclusion in these news items please Email them (if possible) or contact me by 6 o’ clock on Sunday evening’s – Birth’s, Marriages, Sports etc all welcome.