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#Championship

# championship-2 - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Maguire describes stunning return as 'best feeling in my football career'
# The Comeback Kid
From The42
# The Comeback Kid

Maguire describes stunning return as 'best feeling in my football career'

Mar 4th 2018, 10:09 AM 9,317 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland international scored a match-winning brace for Preston yesterday.

# championship-2 - Friday 2 March, 2018

'I've got those minutes in the tank now and it's about moving forward'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

'I've got those minutes in the tank now and it's about moving forward'

Mar 2nd 2018, 12:32 PM 4,498 Views 6 Comments

Ireland international Sean Maguire is closing in on a first-team return with Preston.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

It was another dramatic night in the race for a place in the Premier League
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

It was another dramatic night in the race for a place in the Premier League

Feb 21st 2018, 11:30 PM 7,456 Views 3 Comments

Cardiff now enjoy a three-point lead over Aston Villa, while leaders Wolves dropped points.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Aston Villa promotion hopes dented, Sunderland hit rock bottom
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Aston Villa promotion hopes dented, Sunderland hit rock bottom

Feb 20th 2018, 11:07 PM 11,276 Views 5 Comments

Steve Bruce’s side knew that victory would have taken them one point clear of second-placed Cardiff City.

Former Ireland U21 international joins Shamrock Rovers from Fulham
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Former Ireland U21 international joins Shamrock Rovers from Fulham

Feb 20th 2018, 4:51 PM 5,251 Views 3 Comments

Sean Kavanagh has signed on the dotted line with Stephen Bradley’s side.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

20-year-old Ogbene completes move from Limerick to Championship side Brentford
# The Bees
From The42
# The Bees

20-year-old Ogbene completes move from Limerick to Championship side Brentford

Jan 30th 2018, 10:31 AM 8,321 Views 8 Comments

The former Cork City player has been signed for an undisclosed fee.

# championship-2 - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Fan suspected of urinating in goalie's bottle is arrested
# Allegation
From The42
# Allegation

Fan suspected of urinating in goalie's bottle is arrested

Jan 21st 2018, 3:23 PM 15,207 Views 0 Comments

A video shared on social media shows a man reseal a water bottle and throw it onto the pitch.

# championship-2 - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Leaving Galway to join Man City as a 16-year-old, multiple leg breaks and chasing Premier League promotion
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

Leaving Galway to join Man City as a 16-year-old, multiple leg breaks and chasing Premier League promotion

Jan 20th 2018, 8:45 AM 14,403 Views 2 Comments

Ireland international and Preston full-back Greg Cunningham chats to The42 about his career in football.

# championship-2 - Monday 1 January, 2018

Ireland striker Scott Hogan scores first league goal of the season in Villa win
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Ireland striker Scott Hogan scores first league goal of the season in Villa win

Jan 1st 2018, 8:14 PM 6,922 Views 8 Comments

Cork native Conor Hourihane was also on target for Steve Bruce’s team.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

20 months on from horror injury, Ireland's Alan Judge makes return to Brentford matchday squad
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

20 months on from horror injury, Ireland's Alan Judge makes return to Brentford matchday squad

Dec 26th 2017, 9:07 PM 4,720 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner is on the bench for the Bees’ match with Aston Villa this evening.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'Moneyball' pioneer in Chinese-led takeover of Championship club
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

'Moneyball' pioneer in Chinese-led takeover of Championship club

Dec 19th 2017, 3:51 PM 10,246 Views 9 Comments

American investors Paul Conway and Grace Hung are also investing in Barnsley along with Billy Beane.

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Wolves are enjoying a remarkable renaissance but there's an unsettling story behind it
# Dark Shadows
From The42
# Dark Shadows

Wolves are enjoying a remarkable renaissance but there's an unsettling story behind it

Dec 16th 2017, 7:00 PM 15,985 Views 15 Comments

The club are flying in the Championship but Jorge Mendes’ influence is everywhere.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Reading's Irish youngster enjoyed a landmark night in the Championship
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Reading's Irish youngster enjoyed a landmark night in the Championship

Nov 29th 2017, 3:44 PM 5,950 Views 3 Comments

22-year-old midfielder Liam Kelly made his 50th appearance for the Royals.

# championship-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Chris Coleman secures first win as Sunderland boss
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Chris Coleman secures first win as Sunderland boss

Nov 25th 2017, 9:29 PM 9,498 Views 3 Comments

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves established a comfortable seven-point cushion over their challengers.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Wolves beat 10-man Leeds to go four points clear at top of Championship
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Wolves beat 10-man Leeds to go four points clear at top of Championship

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:06 PM 3,968 Views 4 Comments

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have been a cut above the rest of England’s second tier.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Chris Coleman gets off to bad start at Sunderland, Ireland's Daryl Murphy grabs winner
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Chris Coleman gets off to bad start at Sunderland, Ireland's Daryl Murphy grabs winner

Nov 21st 2017, 11:26 PM 6,367 Views 4 Comments

It was a busy night of action in the Championship.

# championship-2 - Saturday 18 November, 2017

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today
# Flying
From The42
# Flying

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today

Nov 18th 2017, 8:27 PM 9,448 Views 7 Comments

Matt Doherty was on target as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Reading.

# championship-2 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Irish international among the nominees for Championship player of the month
# Standing Out
From The42
# Standing Out

Irish international among the nominees for Championship player of the month

Nov 9th 2017, 9:31 AM 5,383 Views 1 Comment

Richard Keogh’s fine form at Derby County has been officially acknowledged.

# championship-2 - Sunday 5 November, 2017

It's looking bleak for Sunderland and their Republic of Ireland quartet after another loss today
# Struggling
From The42
# Struggling

It's looking bleak for Sunderland and their Republic of Ireland quartet after another loss today

Nov 5th 2017, 3:12 PM 11,678 Views 7 Comments

The Black Cats’ long winless run now stands at 14 Championship matches after a 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'

Nov 5th 2017, 9:59 AM 18,613 Views 3 Comments

Wolves youngster Connor Ronan chats to The42 about swapping jerseys with Kevin De Bruyne and why he chose to represent Ireland rather than England.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Former Dundalk star earns first Championship start of the season
# Chance
From The42
# Chance

Former Dundalk star earns first Championship start of the season

Nov 1st 2017, 7:43 PM 10,771 Views 7 Comments

Andy Boyle is one of eight Irish players involved in the Preston-Aston Villa clash tonight.

For the fifth time in two-and-a-half years, hapless Sunderland are looking for a new manager
# Here We Go Again
From The42
# Here We Go Again

For the fifth time in two-and-a-half years, hapless Sunderland are looking for a new manager

Nov 1st 2017, 12:38 AM 7,970 Views 5 Comments

16 minutes after his side’s 3-3 draw with Bolton, the club announced Simon Grayson had been sacked.

# championship-2 - Sunday 29 October, 2017

No joy for Irish trio as one of English football's biggest derbies ends goalless
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

No joy for Irish trio as one of English football's biggest derbies ends goalless

Oct 29th 2017, 2:53 PM 5,928 Views 8 Comments

Conor Hourihane and Glenn Whelan both started, while Scott Hogan was introduced off the bench.

# championship-2 - Friday 27 October, 2017

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship is helping Sheffield United to thrive
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship is helping Sheffield United to thrive

Oct 27th 2017, 11:00 PM 12,305 Views 6 Comments

Former Shamrock Rovers left-back Enda Stevens has started 13 games for the Blades this season.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Former Ireland goalkeeper links up with David Unsworth at Everton
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Former Ireland goalkeeper links up with David Unsworth at Everton

Oct 25th 2017, 12:53 PM 7,172 Views 3 Comments

Alan Kelly is now part of the Toffees’ backroom team.

# championship-2 - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off
# Bizarre Scenes
From The42
# Bizarre Scenes

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off

Oct 21st 2017, 7:48 PM 12,971 Views 2 Comments

The Preston star left the field prematurely at Molineux.

# championship-2 - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship

Oct 14th 2017, 5:50 PM 7,553 Views 6 Comments

Aiden McGeady scored, while David Meyler was sent off.

Maguire follows up Ireland debut with a goal and assist for Preston
# Attaboy
From The42
# Attaboy

Maguire follows up Ireland debut with a goal and assist for Preston

Oct 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 9,612 Views 25 Comments

The former Cork City striker scored his third of the season against Fulham before coming off injured.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Daryl Horgan came off the bench to set up the winner for Preston last night
# Good To See
From The42
# Good To See

Daryl Horgan came off the bench to set up the winner for Preston last night

Sep 27th 2017, 3:48 PM 7,705 Views 14 Comments

The Galway-born winger’s cross was headed home by Callum Robinson.

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble
# Downward Spiral
From The42
# Downward Spiral

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble

Sep 27th 2017, 2:07 AM 7,242 Views 2 Comments

Another Republic of Ireland international – David McGoldrick – was on the mark as Ipswich thrashed the Black Cats.

# championship-2 - Monday 25 September, 2017

'To have five this early in the season is good... But I feel I could probably have had a couple more'
# Fail Better
From The42
# Fail Better

'To have five this early in the season is good... But I feel I could probably have had a couple more'

Sep 25th 2017, 4:42 PM 8,519 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s Conor Hourihane has enjoyed an encouraging start to the season with Aston Villa.

# championship-2 - Monday 18 September, 2017

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager

Sep 18th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,756 Views 26 Comments

Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.

# championship-2 - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Harry Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over
# Downbeat
From The42
# Downbeat

Harry Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

Sep 17th 2017, 1:18 PM 8,786 Views 6 Comments

The 70-year-old Englishman left his post at Birmingham after just 13 games in charge.

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 September, 2017

There were a number of Irish players on target in the Championship today
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

There were a number of Irish players on target in the Championship today

Sep 16th 2017, 8:33 PM 8,553 Views 4 Comments

Former Ireland U21 international Aiden O’Brien hit the winner, as Millwall beat table toppers Leeds.

Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham 8 games into the season
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham 8 games into the season

Sep 16th 2017, 7:39 PM 8,934 Views 28 Comments

The 70-year-old lost his job after seeing his side suffer a sixth successive defeat.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Sean Maguire's Preston career continues to flourish as Alan Browne conjures remarkable goal
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Sean Maguire's Preston career continues to flourish as Alan Browne conjures remarkable goal

Sep 12th 2017, 9:46 PM 18,313 Views 39 Comments

The club were 3-0 winners over Championship leaders Cardiff City tonight.

# championship-2 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Long road back: Leeds have made an excellent start to the Championship season
# Rebirth
From The42
# Rebirth

Long road back: Leeds have made an excellent start to the Championship season

Sep 9th 2017, 10:03 PM 7,852 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Sunderland’s bright start is long gone and they suffered a third straight defeat.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Opportunity knocks for Irish striker as Leeds hand him senior debut after Chris Wood sale
# On His Eoghan
From The42
# On His Eoghan

Opportunity knocks for Irish striker as Leeds hand him senior debut after Chris Wood sale

Aug 22nd 2017, 7:33 PM 11,670 Views 7 Comments

Eoghan Stokes had been heavily linked with a move to Cork City back in June.

# championship-2 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'Two old farts who know f**k all about the game, hey? I’ll have to get my iPad out now.'
# Never Change Mick
From The42
# Never Change Mick

'Two old farts who know f**k all about the game, hey? I’ll have to get my iPad out now.'

Aug 19th 2017, 7:21 PM 23,073 Views 28 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich are joint-top of the Championship after four wins from their first four games.

Want-away Leeds striker Chris Wood hasn't exactly endeared himself to the club's fans today
# Adverse Reaction
From The42
# Adverse Reaction

Want-away Leeds striker Chris Wood hasn't exactly endeared himself to the club's fans today

Aug 19th 2017, 5:10 PM 12,766 Views 16 Comments

The New Zealand international made himself unavailable for tonight’s big game against Sunderland.