Over the last few weeks I have been closely watching the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having in the US and Canada. Both countries have now taken additional, restrictive measures to reduce the spread of the virus and to protect their citizens. Based on the ever-changing situation within the US, the CYC Steering Committee has consulted with Croke Park to discuss the feasibility of proceeding with CYC 2020 in San Francisco. After careful consideration we have made the decision to cancel CYC 2020. This was not an easy decision, but I believe it is in the best interests of our GAA families.
The pandemic is predicted to last into the summer and may continue to disrupt school, employment and travel in the months ahead. While CYC is always the highlight of the summer for many families, it may not be something they can begin to plan for while struggling with the issues related to COVID-19. We will greatly miss seeing the players, parents and officials who participate in CYC each year, but we will set our sights on weathering the pandemic and then planning for CYC 2021 in Chicago.