AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into financial procedures at a ladies' football association.
A motion put before a meeting of the central council of the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Tuesday was supported by the majority of delegates.
A spokesman for the association confirmed that it had been agreed to set up an investigative committee to look into the affairs of its Munster council.
The Irish Independent understands that only three delegates voted against the motion for an investigation into procedures at the Munster Ladies' Gaelic Football Association (MLGFA). Over 60 voted in favour.
A number of complaints were lodged with the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association, alleging that proper financial procedures have not been adhered to at the Munster association.
The investigation will examine the association's accounts dating back to 2008. It is not known how long this will take but one insider said it was a "significant piece of work" that could take more than three months to complete.
Queries had been raised at the annual general meeting of the MLGFA in December by the outgoing treasurer, Andrew Meaney, and again at the reconvened AGM in January.
Mr Meaney told the meeting he had not signed cheques for over half the transactions during the 2012 fiscal year, although association rules dictate that all cheques have to be co-signed by the serving treasurer.
He said he was not suggesting that money had gone astray and his queries related to governance and proper procedures.
Delegates to the AGM voted to delay signing off on the accounts for 2012 until the queries raised had been answered satisfactorily.