A LEADING GAA club has confirmed it has a "very serious" financial crisis which is rapidly reaching a stage where any cheques written will not be honoured.
Former All-Ireland club champions Castleisland Desmonds have issued a public appeal for support and the club is to ask emigrants for help.
In a letter circulated to members this week, the Kerry club's financial committee confirmed the extent of the worrying financial plight, which is due to a lack of sponsorship and a dramatic slump in fundraising income.
"We have facilities with the bank to a maximum limit of €80,000. We can spend another €2,500 before that limit is reached and we can't write cheques after that," a spokesman said. "The club's financial position is very serious."