A Limerick GAA club has called in gardaí after officials discovered a five-figure sum has gone missing from the club’s books.
Alarmed club officers alerted gardaí when they discovered a “hole” in their financial records.
A Garda spokesman last night confirmed an investigation was under way and was at a very early stage.
The spokesman would not confirm the amount involved, but the Irish Examiner has learned that it is in the region of €50,000.
Audited accounts belonging to the club have been handed over to gardaí, who have passed them on to the fraud squad.
One source said: “The club members are very shocked that money has gone missing and when word got out everybody was hoping that there might have been some kind of mistake and that there could be a simple explanation.
“But now we hear the guards have been called in, the whole thing has taken a completely different turn.
“We hear there’s about €50,000 involved and that’s an awful lot of money in any man’s language, particularly for a club.”
The Garda spokesman said: “A complaint has been made, but it is too early to say anymore about this matter. I am not in a position to confirm the amount of money involved.”
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