On behalf of the Executive I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and may we have a successful 2011 both on and off the field. Many thanks to all for their effort in 2010.
This St. Stephen’s Day there is plenty organised to keep eveyone happy in your club. On the morning of St. Stephen’s Day there is the annual mentors football and hurling matches which will take place on the All Weather Pitch at BCS for the first time this year. This is a long standing tradition in the club and all team mentors from nursery right up to senior are welcome to take part in this event.
The clubhouse then opens its doors at 2pm for everyone to watch all the St. Stephen’s Day sport. From soccer to horse racing, we have it all covered.
All members and friends will then be treated to live music in the function room from 7pm followed by a disco.
All members and their friends are welcome to all the festivites.
We are writing to advise you that Servasport Ltd., has informed the GAA that there has been unauthorised access to the GAA membership database.
Servasport Ltd., a Belfast based company that develops and maintains the GAA membership database, has issued an unreserved apology to the GAA and to our members.
The GAA became aware of the data breach when it was informed on the 19th November 2010 that disks containing the database had been received by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner and the GPA, who immediately passed the disk to the GAA. The Information Commissioners Office in Belfast also received a disk.
An investigation is being carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and in order to facilitate this investigation the GAA has been unable to inform members until today.
The database contains names and addresses of 501,786 members.
In relation to these members the database holds:
In the case of 544 members, the database contains a reference to a medical condition and the GAA is writing directly to each of these members setting out the information recorded about them.
167,157 of the members on the database are under 18 years of age. It is GAA policy that mobile phone or email details of persons under 18 years of age should not be stored on any database. The policy states that any such communication should be via the mobile phone or email address of their parent or guardian.
No other GAA IT system is affected by this incident. The database does not contain financial or any other information.
This matter is being taken very seriously by the GAA:
Any member or any parent/guardian with any questions, or who wishes to establish whether data relating to them has been affected by this incident, should contact the Information Line on Lo Call Number : 1890 987 807 or 0800 0114787 (from Six Counties) 8am to 8pm daily.
The compilation of the GAA database is the result of enormous effort by our volunteers across the country. The GAA greatly regrets that this incident has occurred. We would ask for your help by informing your members of the contents of this email.
Páraic Ó Dufaigh
A massive congratulations goes out to the 9 Senior Footballers that took part in the charity boxing event in the clubhouse this past Sunday. 9 of the lads, lined up against 9 lads from the Team Ambulance in of Temple Street Childrens Hospital. The lads won 4 bouts, lost 3 and drew 2. Altogether there was over €3000 raised for Temple Street and this type of donation will be much appreciated by the hospital.
Thank you to everyone that attended and we hoped you enjoyed the afternoons entertainment.
Photo Supplied by Brendan Donnelly
This Saturday sees the annual Parish Cup and Christmas Party. This year the Parish Cup has a later throw in time then normal – 3pm. All mentors and players should meet at 2:15pm in preparation. The event is taking place on the all weather pitch and everyone from the minor team and up are welcome to take part.
Then that the club christmas party takes place in the Clubhouse. The party kicks off at 8pm. There will be finger food and a DJ kicking off at 9:30pm. There will also be the presentation of the Parish Cup to this years winning captain.
All members are welcome to both of these events.
The 2010 AGM has been postponed tonight due to the adverse weather conditions. No rescheduled date has been announced yet. Please check back soon for more information.
9 of our Senior Footballers will take part in a charity boxing exhibition this Sunday in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital. The lads will take of members of the Ambulance in 9 bouts throughout the evening. This promises to be a great evening and all the action takes place in the clubhouse this Sunday. The event starts at 4pm with doors opening at 3pm. Tickets are €15 each and are available behind the bar in the club.
We hope to see you all there as the lads raise money for a great cause.
The Tomas Mulligan Memorial Cup 2010 will be held on the 27th December at 6.30pm under lights in St Brigids GAA club on the Navan Rd.
All funds raised on the night will be split between suicide awareness charities, Pieta House and Console.
The match will be a Northside v Southside match featuring users of reservoirdubs and a number of ex-Dublin guest players and friends of Tom for each team. Ray Cosgrove, Coman Goggins and Senan Connell will be lining out on the night. Plus a few more stars to be confirmed shortly.
Admission on the night is free. And there will be a voluntary contribution at the gate. We hope to get a good crowd on the night for what is sure to be a great event and who will join us all afterwards for drinks and entertainment in Brigids club bar.
For those people who won’t be playing and would like to purchase one of the jerseys we will be taking orders for these through a Paypal link, details of which we will have shortly. The Northside will be playing in white and the Southside will be playing in navy. All jerseys must be ordered by the 8th December. The price for these will be €50, this price doesn’t include delivery.