CORK STRIKE TIMELINE
Published 27/01/2008 | 00:00
Club delegates vote by 81-14 to take the right of picking their own selectors away from the Cork hurling and football managers.
Squads issue joint statement threatening strike action. Gerald McCarthy calls for clubs to be given another opportunity to vote.
Seán óg ó hAilpín says strike action over the board's change in the selectors' appointment system is a last resort. The players contact each club by letter asking for support in their demand to change the way selectors will be appointed.
Second vote by club delegates confirms earlier decision to remove the managers' right to choose their own selectors by 77-35.
Teddy Holland is named new senior football manager.
Football captain Derek Kavanagh indicates the majority of the squad are not prepared to play under Holland.
Footballers meet with Holland to outline that their gripe is not with him, but the with the board's methods of appointing a new manager.
Dual All-Ireland medal winner Teddy McCarthy links up with Holland in the new set-up. Liam Hodnett, Diarmuid O'Donovan and Mick O'Loughlin are also named selectors.
Both squads are officially on strike after players formally resign. The players vow not to make their services available again until the issue regarding the selection of team management is resolved.
Mark Landers calls for outside assistance to end the strike. The GAA say they will not be getting involved.
Footballers' holiday in Argentina and Brazil goes ahead with the players pointing out that the trip was largely paid for and organised by themselves.
A meeting between the board and the players fails to solve the dispute with both sides declining to comment.
Holland is forced to put plans for trials in the New Year on hold.
The Waterford Crystal Cup clash between the Cork hurlers and Limerick IT is postponed.
The hurlers give a walkover to Limerick IT.
Cork are warned they face the prospect of relegation from both the hurling and football Leagues if a solution to the impasse is not found. GAC chairman Jimmy Dunne confirms that postponements are not acceptable in the National League and teams who fail to fulfil fixtures are likely to be relegated.
Croke Park chiefs once again stress their reluctance to become involved in the row but say they will soon require confirmation of the Rebels' plans for the National Leagues.
Ben O'Connor calls on Holland and his selectors to stand down. Holland says that neither he nor his selectors will be resigning.