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Last Updated: Monday, 18 February 2008, 09:04 GMT
End in sight to Cork GAA crisis
Cork manager Teddy Holland
Teddy Holland's appointment as football boss led to the crisis
The Cork GAA crisis is expected to finally end on Monday night with the county board voting to remove football boss Teddy Holland and his selectors.

Cork officials met with Holland and his selectors on Sunday evening.

It's not clear whether the football management has agreed to quit but it is understood the Cork board will formally end their controversial tenure.

Arbitrator Kieran Mulvey recommended last week that Holland and his selectors should step down.

Holland and his team initially refused to agree to the recommendation but the Cork board had already agreed to accept whatever proposal devised by Mulvey.

The long-running dispute between the County Board and senior footballers and hurlers centres around the selection process and the players went on strike.

It was believed that the crisis had ended on Friday after a ruling by Mulvey of the Labour Relations Commission.

The main recommendation was that Holland and his selectors were to step down 'for the good of gaelic games in the county'.

A new manager would be appointed by a new committee made up of five County Board members and two players.

The third ruling was that the players must not go on strike again.

Both the Cork football and hurling teams have missed two rounds of the Allianz National Leagues because of the dispute.

Meath were scheduled to play Cork on the opening weekend of the NFL and the Royals also made themselves available on another date.

Therefore, Meath manager Colm Coyle has said that his side will not be made available to play Cork again during the National League.

The Cork county board have apologised to counties affected by postponements caused by the dispute.



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