Cora Staunton has likened to a "witch hunt" the Mayo County Board's actions against her club.
The County Board have appealed against Carnacon's reinstatement to the League and Championship.
They had expelled the All-Ireland champions after eight of their members walked away from the Mayo Senior panel citing "player welfare issues", and legendary forward Staunton was among those.
The 11-time All-Star said it is illogical to punish everyone connected with the club.
She said: "We were really surprised and disappointed at their stance, we just feel it's nearly a witch-hunt on the club.
"We're being penalised for making a choice, for stepping away from a county panel, and the whole club have been punished, their senior team has been punished.
"We have a panel of 28 players, there are girls as young as 10 and 12 not knowing what's happening.
"All the parents and everyone are very concerned, it's a very difficult time for the club."