GALWAY defender Kieran Fitzgerald suffered a broken bone in his arm as Corofin lost to Kilmacud Crokes in the All-Ireland club SFC semifinal on Saturday. Crokes will now meet Crossmaglen Rangers in the All-Ireland final after their win over Limerick's Dromcollogher Broadford . . . PORTUMNA will be red hot favorites for the All-Ireland club hurling title after their semifinal win over Ballyhale Shamrocks on Sunday. They now meet Waterford's De La Salle in the decider . . . CONNACHT will meet Leinster in the M. Donnelly interprovincial hurling final in Abu Dhabi after winning their semifinals against Munster and Ulster respectively last Saturday . . . THE Tyrone County Board appealed a six week ban imposed on Ryan McMenamin arising out of an altercation with Kerry's Paul Galvin in their recent NFL game . . . CORK have confirmed that Graham Canty will be out for a month with a hamstring injury, while Michael Shields should be fit for the NFL clash with Fermanagh in March . . . TOM Cribben has been confirmed as the new manager of the Offaly football team after the resignation of Richie Connor following a dispute with the senior squad . . . DEFENDER Brian Hogan expects to be fit for Kilkenny's NHL meeting with Waterford despite a recent ankle injury.

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