Monday 19 November 2018


October 16

Club delegates vote by 81-14 to take the right of picking their own selectors away from the Cork hurling and football managers.

November 14

Squads issue joint statement threatening strike action. Gerald McCarthy calls for clubs to be given another opportunity to vote.

November 16

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.

November 20

Second vote by club delegates confirms earlier decision to remove the managers' right to choose their own selectors by 77-35.

November 21

Teddy Holland is named new senior football manager.

November 22

Football captain Derek Kavanagh indicates the majority of the squad are not prepared to play under Holland.

November 23

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.

December 4

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.

December 9

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.

December 11

Mark Landers calls for outside assistance to end the strike. The GAA say they will not be getting involved.

December 12

Footballers' holiday in Argentina and Brazil goes ahead with the players pointing out that the trip was largely paid for and organised by themselves.

December 20

A meeting between the board and the players fails to solve the dispute with both sides declining to comment.

December 22

Holland is forced to put plans for trials in the New Year on hold.

January 3

The Waterford Crystal Cup clash between the Cork hurlers and Limerick IT is postponed.

January 9

The hurlers give a walkover to Limerick IT.

January 10

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.

January 16

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.

January 23

Ben O'Connor calls on Holland and his selectors to stand down. Holland says that neither he nor his selectors will be resigning.

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