The area was plunged into mourning by the passing of Mrs Kathleen Bouchier, Drumalt. A member of the popular Briody family from Gowna, she moved to Arva following her marriage to Mel. Gaelic games played a big part in Kathleen's life as she first supported her husband Mel and then backed her sons as they emerged onto the club team. She was proud as her children represented the county on various teams from U16 upwards and was also prominent in Arva ladies club. Both clubs were part of a huge Guard of Honour that highlighted the tremendous esteem in which Kathleen was held.