Cork players furious at 'spin'Friday, 8 February 2008 10:58
Cork footballers and hurlers have stated that they are furious with the way that recent discussions have been treated by the county board and with the board's 'spin, misinformation and leaks'.
They have reiterated that they desperately want to play for the county but won't do so until both Teddy Holland and the selectors are out of office.
It seems certain that Sunday's hurling league opener between Cork and Kilkenny will be postponed and unless there is a resolution of the dispute next week Cork will then be excluded from both leagues and relegated for next season.
In a statement released to the Irish Examiner last night, the Cork players strongly rejected the claim that they would play for Holland, insisting: 'We are furious at the spin and misinformation put out by the board, which said that we would accept Teddy Holland as football manager - which is totally and utterly untrue.
'There have been a number of attempts to split the players throughout this process, which have failed. Our position is and always has been: we are totally united in our opposition to Teddy Holland and his selectors and to the system recently adopted.'