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.
This year the 2014 Tournament Takes Place in Ward Island on Randall's Island , New York 24-27th of July the address of the Field is
Following a meeting with the bus company this afternoon the following has been decided:
Buses will run strictly according to schedule times as indicated at your hotels. There will be no deviation from this. Buses from the Hotels will drop off underneath the Triboro bridge (between Field 70 and 71) . This will be the only drop off area. This will also be the only pick up area for return trips to the hotel. 3 shuttle buses will run from the parking lot of Icahn stadium. One shuttle will run a continuous loop between the fields.
Please directly relay this information to the coaches.
Less than 4 days to go to the start of the Tournament !!!!
Please see the 2014 CYC Official Welcome Package as compiled by Host Committee PRO Greg Degl. This booklet will be a fantastic resource for all the information you need over the weekend on parking, buses , field maps, entertainment, registration, parade info and much, much more.
Please see following information on Yankees game and tickets.
Clubs will be placed together as close as possible by number of requested tickets. You can pick them up at Registration prior to the CYC Parade on Mc Lean Avenue which will take place from 230-5PM on Wednesday July 23rd at St Barnabas School gym on McLean Avenue in Yonkers New York.
Pickup person must do the follow
A) Know how many tickets were ordered
B) Know who ordered the tickets under whose check name
C) Count the tickets to make sure the number is accurate. I will not be at the game and will not be able to help you if you arrive out to Yankee stadium with the incorrect number of tickets.
If you cannot attend the parade the tickets will be available from administration tent on Thursday and Friday.
Clubs that ordered buses for the Yankee game the buses will be at the fields at Icahn Stadium at 5PM on Friday at Randall's Island. The buses will return you to the Hotel.
If you did not order a bus it is your clubs or families responsibility to get to and from Yankee Stadium. The game starts at 7PM.
Official CYC 2014 Team/ Player/ Coach Registration Information D
by simongillespie posted 05/19/2014
Please note that the Registration for the 2014 CYC is now open. Please follow the attached instructions for information on how to complete Player/ Team and Coach registration.
Please note that the Deadline FOR ALL registrations Players/Coaches/ Teams is now June 15th. There will be no extension to this deadline. Due to limited field time on Randall's Island we will not be accepting registrations after June 15th. We are encouraging all clubs to set an earlier registration date for themselves to ensure there is no last minute issues.
If you have any queries on registration please email CYC Steering Committee Registrar Ellen Joyce at
2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Gaelic Games in New York
The 10th year anniversary of the CYC competition.
New York is Celebrating! This year, the New York Minor Board has put forth a proposal to move the CYC parade from New York City Randal’s Island to Mc Lean Ave, Yonkers- a community so well preserved in the form of culture, food, sports and Irish community spirit.
In New York, we believe a good parade is one that will highlight volunteer organizations and charities. For this reason, we will involve the key elements that make up our community including the local church, Aisling Irish center, our cultural element in Scor and the various businesses and organizations that make this area a community known the world over for its quintessential Irishness.
We will pre-register players to participate in the CYCtournament in the local parish hall from 3pm -6pm, only a block from where the parade will commence. We are also looking to use St Barnabas High School Auditorium for an evening of IrishMusic, Dance and plenty of Craic that will be organized by our local Scor Committee.
It’s truly a reason to celebrate our heritage and the huge development of GAA in the USA – something we should all be proud of.
What are we asking?
The parade, (already locally labelled as the”The Emerald Mile”) is hoping this event will attract all Irish communities across the United States to mark the occasion and celebrate in true Irish style.
New York is reaching out to all teams travelling from all over the United States to attend “The Emerald Mile” and proudly hold their Banner high on the day. We appreciate the inconvenience of travelling a little earlier than normal so we have put together a few sweeteners on the day: All families who participate in the parade carrying or walking behind their club banner has a chance to win the whole package
$50 gift card From Neil’s
A premier parking pass in Randal’s Island for whole weekend
Free entry to event on Saturday
CHANCE TO WIN Free Yankee tickets for Family of Four on Friday night.
We hope to see you on July 23rd Mc Lean Ave Yonkers.
The Hotel Contact for the 2013 CYC in Philadelphia this year is Anna Marie Bonner her email address is
The dates for this years tournament are Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th July the tournament is located at the GCVSA Complex at 137 Line Rd, Malvern, PA 19355.
Could each club intending to travel to this years competition appoint a contact person for hotels and make contact as soon as possible with Anna Marie to determine their preferences in hotel assignments and to also get approximate numbers of rooms needed.