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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 2019 Tournament will take place in Philadelphia at the Greater Chester Valley Sports Association Complex from July 25-28th

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

2019 CYC Scholarship - Deadline July 1
The O'Neill's 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, essay and participation commitment to the CYC tournament.

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

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


- Current high school seniors (class of 2019) or incoming high school seniors (class of 2020) (Grade 11 or 12 in Canada; Grade 11 or CJEP in Quebec);

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

- Current participant in the 2019 CYC.


- Submit Application

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

1. History of your GAA club.  
2. A GAA Volunteer I admire.
3. The GAA Manifesto, Where We All Belong - How is that embodied in your club, by yourself and the people within your club?

All applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST on July 1, 2019 to Lisa at   or on the CYC 2019 Scholarship Application Form

Winners announced on Friday at CYC 2019

by posted 06/04/2019
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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