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CYC 2016 in Gaelic Park,CHICAGO - 28,29,30 and 31 of July

posted 18 Aug 2015, 09:35 by Canada GAA   [ updated 9 Jan 2016, 12:09 ]
The 2016 Continental Youth Championships will take place in Gaelic Park in CHICAGO. The competition will take place on 28,29,30 and 31 of July.

The Continental Youth Championships (CYC) is an annual weekend tournament of gaelic football, hurling and camogie organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association. It is contested by teams from the USA and Canada, and is a separate competition from the existing youth championships in the New York, Canadian, and NACB areas. It began in 2004, and its location rotates around various cities from year to year. The age of players ranges from Under 8 to Under 18.

List of past Host Cities for the Continental Youth Championships:

2004 - New York GAA        2005 - San Francisco GAA

2006 - Boston GAA            2007 - Chicago GAA

2008 - Philadelphia GAA   2009 - San Francisco GAA

2010 - New York GAA      2011 - Boston GAA

2012- Chicago GAA         2013 -Philadelphia GAA

2014 - New York GAA     2015 - San Francisco GAA

Future Host Cities

2016 - Chicago            2017 - Buffalo

Every year up to 2,500 participants with up to 200 teams have participated in the Tournament with representatives from Canadian Cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. The CYC is the largest youth Gaelic Games event run outside of Ireland with thousands of spectators drawn to the event over the Tournament Weekend.