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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 09:04 GMT
Cork saga over as Holland departs
Cork manager Teddy Holland
Teddy Holland's appointment as football boss led to the crisis
The Cork GAA crisis finally came to end on Monday night when county board delegates voted to remove football boss Teddy Holland and his selectors.

The 89-19 result meant that the delegates adhered to the arbitration terms drawn up by Kieran Mulvey.

Cork officials had hoped Holland and his selectors would have stood down after Mulvey's recommendation.

Holland was believed to have agreed to step down but it is believed two of his selectors had rejected the proposal.

Croke Park now has the task on Tuesday to trying to slot the Cork footballers and hurlers into the Allianz National Leagues.

Both the Cork football and hurling teams have missed two rounds of the 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.

The 96-day dispute arose after the Cork county board voted to give itself the power to appoint county manager's selectors.

Previous football boss Billy Morgan refused to accept the dictat and quit his position and the county's senior hurling and football squads then effectively went on strike.

On Friday, Labour Relations Commission official Mulvey recommended that Holland and his selectors should step down 'for the good of gaelic games in the county'.

Mulvey also proposed that a new manager would be appointed by a new committee made up of five county board members and two players.

It has been confirmed that Derek Kavanagh and Nicholas Murphy will be players' representatives on the managerial selection committee.

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

Last year's successful under-21 boss Tony Leahy and Conor Counihan are among the contenders being mentioned



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