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Welcome to CYC′s home on the web!

Welcome to the Official Website of the O'Neill's Continental Youth Championships!!!

Welcome to the Official Site of the CYC Competition. The CYC is a Gaelic Games  Tournament that takes place on an annual basis in the United States and is the biggest tournament of Gaelic Sports Outside of Ireland! 

Each year up to 2,500 children aged U6 to U18 participate in the Tournament with Hundreds of Games organized over the course of the 4 Day Tournament. 

This website is the Official Source for Registration, Schedules, Contacts, Host City Information and all other matters related to the Tournament.


The 2017 CYC will take place in Buffalo at the West Seneca Complex at 3747 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224 from the 27,28,29,30th of July 2017. Looking forward to seeing you there! 

If you have any queries regarding the tournament please contact secretary.cyc.usa@gaa.ie

Yours in Sport,

Simon Gillespie
CYC Steering Committee 
 (914) 5738761

CYC Scholarship Application 2017


The Continental Youth Championship Scholarships will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of these scholarships are selected based on the applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, verbal communication skills, and participation commitment to the CYC tournament.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded in each of the following categories:  Ladies Football; Camogie; Hurling; Gaelic Football

Random Draw of $250 to reward effort and give recognition to an additional entrant


- Current high school seniors (class of 2017) or incoming high school seniors (class of 2018);

- Current member of a local GAA club within the Continental United States and Canada

- Current participant in the 2017 CYC.


- Submit Application

- Submit min 250 word essay on ONE of the following topics:


1)      History of your GAA club. 


2)      How has the GAA impacted your life.


All applications must be received by midnight on July 1, 2017 to 


Winners announced at CYC mass on July 30, 2017





CYC Scholarship Application


Full Name:_____________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

City__________________________ State _____________ Zip____________

Cell Phone Number:_____________________________________________

Email address:__________________________________________________

Parents name(s): ________________________________________________

Parents email: __________________________________________________

Parents Phone: _________________________________________________

Name of High School: ____________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

City ______________________State________________Zip_____________

Guidance Counselor Name: _______________________________________

Guidance Counselor Phone Number:________________________________

Guidance Counselor email:________________________________________

Year Graduating: ________________________________________________

GAA Youth Club: ________________________________________________

Are you affiliated with an adult Club? __________ If yes, name of Club__________________________________________________________

How many CYC’s have you participated in?___________

Please tell us your involvement with the GAA.  For example have you helped train younger kids, helped with Cul Camps, refereed any games or taken any of the coaching classes or refereeing classes?


Chosen Title of Your Essay: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

by simon gillespie posted 06/20/2017
CYC Registration Deadline

Hello All

The Deadline for CYC Player, Team and Coach Registration is this Thursday June 15th at 12pm EST. Please do not leave registration to the last minute or wait until after the deadline has passed to address issues.



Please see below link CYC Trophy and Shield Return list from 2016 CYC in Chicago. All trophies and shields are due for return by June 15th

Please send all Trophies and Runner Up shields to the following address.  Please  ensure you send an email to   to confirm which Trophy/Shield was delivered


Paul Mulcaire 

17 Hemlock Lane


New York 






Please see below message from CYC Registrar Ellen Joyce


A Chairde,

Attached is the 2017 CYC Online Registration Instructions, please make sure to read it carefully as there are minor changes for 2017. Deadline for all Team, player and coaches registration is June 15, 2017. No Exceptions. 

We will hold a conference call for club registrars on Monday June 5th at 8pm to discuss registration issues. Please see below dial in and access code details 



Primary Dial-in Number: 1-800-567-5900 
Participant Access Code: 6045367

*There is a Team Registration Fee for 2017. $150 per team and $200 per amalgamated team. Please make sure you read all the instructions. If you do not send you registration fee by deadline you team will not be eligible to compete in CYC.
*All coaches need to have a Background check and the Foundation Course. If a coach does not have the Foundation Course they will only be allowed to be an Assistant Coach.


Reminder you use your “Personal” password to log on to the system. Instructions are in the attachment. If you were already a member of the CYC website system, I have assigned you to your team. If you are NOT your club registrar for 2017, please send me the new person’s name asap so I can forward them this information.

In order to cut back on multiple e-mails from the same club, only your club registrar should be sending correspondence regarding registration questions.

Please check the web site regularly for updated information, www.cycgaa.org 
The 2017 CYC Regulations and Charter are posted on our website.

Again it is very important that you read this document and are aware of the new registration process for 2017. If you need help or have any questions, please let me know. Good luck everyone.



Thank you.

Ellen Joyce
CYC Steering Committee


by simon gillespie posted 06/12/2017
CYC Hotel Policy 2017
Continental Youth Championships ­ Buffalo 2017 HOTEL POLICY
The Buffalo Host Committee will be your complete source for hotel accommodations for the tournament being held July 27,28,29,30 at the West Seneca Soccer Complex 3747 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224




❏ Please provide the Hotel Coordinator  with the following information no later than Friday 31st March 2017..
  1. Name of Hotel Coordinator for your club
  2. Email of Hotel Coordinator
  3. Phone Number of Hotel Coordinator
❏ We have room nights “blocked” for travelling teams based on the number of rooms submitted to the Steering Committee by each individual club.
❏ We considered location and proximity to our complex, as well as price and amenities.
❏ The Buffalo Hotel Coordinator, Paul Mulcaire paulmulcaire@hotmail.com, will forward the name of the hotel you have been assigned along with the booking code so your club can immediately start reserving hotel rooms. Included will be a description of the hotel, its location and amenities.
❏ Once assigned a hotel you will not be able to be moved to another location or reserve
hotel rooms in another CYC hotel. If a member of your club reserves a hotel room at a different CYC location they will be asked to move. No exceptions.
❏ All hotel rooms will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. If there are no double
rooms available because you did not book in a timely fashion, you will have to book into a king room. The deadline to have hotel rooms booked is June 15, 2017.
❏ We reserve the right to hold you to your estimated number of rooms.  If your club has
gone more than 5% under the estimated number of rooms your stipend will be kept to help offset the costs associated with underbooking the block of rooms.


We carefully approve our hotels with the same degree of professionalism, attention to detail and quality service that the Continental Youth Championships and Host City uphold.


For more information or questions about any of our hotels, please contact Buffalo Hotel Coordinator Paul Mulcaire at paulmulcaire@hotmail.com

by simon gillespie posted 03/06/2017
Photos from Past CYC's!!!!

Program cover from the first ever CYC @ SUNY Purchase
Hello All,

We are looking for any old photos or videos you may have from past CYC's ... Please email them to  if you have any 

Many thanks 
by posted 02/22/2013
New Facebook Page

Our new Facebook Site is up and running check us out on 

posted 02/22/2013
CYC is now on Twitter!!!!

The Continental Youth Championships is now on Twitter ... You can begin following us @CYCGAA

During the tournament we hope to post Results and pictures up to the site using the Twitter Site ..

If you have any Pictures or favorite CYC memories you'd like to share with us tweet them to @CYCGAA !!!

Click the link to begin Following the CYC !!!

posted 02/06/2013
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