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.
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