Holland sacked by county board


Cork football manager Teddy Holland was sacked following a vote by the county board last night.

Delegates at last night's emergency meeting voted 89-19 to bring what has been a prolonged and embarrassing situation to a conclusion.

Holland was voted in as manager last November, following a recommendation by the county board but at tonight's meeting, delegates were asked to reverse that decision after failing to persuade Holland, and the four selectors - Teddy McCarthy, Liam Hodnett, Diarmuid O'Donovan and Mick O'Loughlin - to stand down.

It was at the November meeting that delegates supported the decision, voting 77 to 35, to impose selectors on Cork senior hurling and football managers. A decision which led the players to indicate that strike action was a distinct possibility.

The ongoing dispute between Cork players and officials has led to a number of inter-county fixtures being postponed.

The GAA's central competitions control committee is due to meet tomorrow to decide how to re- schedule these matches