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#Championship

# championship-2 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night
# Football League
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# Football League

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night

Aug 16th 2017, 10:23 AM 7,844 Views 11 Comments

Daryl Murphy, Conor Hourihane, Aiden O’Brien and David Meyler were all on target in the Championship.

# championship-2 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Watch: Stunning Aiden McGeady strike helps Sunderland earn first win of the season
# Catching The Eye
From The42
# Catching The Eye

Watch: Stunning Aiden McGeady strike helps Sunderland earn first win of the season

Aug 13th 2017, 5:46 PM 12,033 Views 8 Comments

On-loan Bournemouth star Lewis Grabban was also on target for Simon Grayson’s side.

# championship-2 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Not bad for a centre back: Ireland's John Egan on the mark (again) in seven-goal thriller
# Natural Finisher
From The42
# Natural Finisher

Not bad for a centre back: Ireland's John Egan on the mark (again) in seven-goal thriller

Aug 12th 2017, 9:08 PM 11,677 Views 5 Comments

Brentford still went down to Nottingham Forest, though, who had Daryl Murphy score his first goal for the club.

'It's awful - it really, really is awful. It was on the edge of embarrassing': Villa's misery continues
# Reality Check
From The42
# Reality Check

'It's awful - it really, really is awful. It was on the edge of embarrassing': Villa's misery continues

Aug 12th 2017, 8:36 PM 13,442 Views 8 Comments

Steve Bruce hits out as his side endured a 3-0 defeat away to Cardiff.

Six Irish players involved between both teams as Preston frustrate Leeds at Elland Road
# Going Green
From The42
# Going Green

Six Irish players involved between both teams as Preston frustrate Leeds at Elland Road

Aug 12th 2017, 6:25 PM 7,882 Views 3 Comments

Sean Maguire featured in the PNE squad but had to settle for a place on the bench alongside Daryl Horgan.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

How is the Irish revolution at Preston shaping up?
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

How is the Irish revolution at Preston shaping up?

Jul 12th 2017, 10:00 PM 10,794 Views 6 Comments

Local reporter Dave Seddon chats to The42 about the growing ex-League of Ireland contingent at the club.

# championship-2 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp in cancer scare
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp in cancer scare

Jul 9th 2017, 1:52 PM 8,417 Views 2 Comments

The 70-year-old had a tumour removed from his bladder but fortunately it had not been diagnosed as malignant.

# championship-2 - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Porto starlet makes €18million move to the Championship
# Promise
From The42
# Promise

Porto starlet makes €18million move to the Championship

Jul 8th 2017, 10:52 PM 12,625 Views 15 Comments

Ruben Neves has signed a five-year contract with Wolves.

# championship-2 - Monday 3 July, 2017

Chelsea legend John Terry makes move to the Championship
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Chelsea legend John Terry makes move to the Championship

Jul 3rd 2017, 1:18 PM 14,125 Views 16 Comments

Aston Villa’s owner Tony Xia has confirmed that the veteran defender is moving to the club.

# championship-2 - Saturday 1 July, 2017

In-demand Aiden McGeady set for permanent move to the Championship
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

In-demand Aiden McGeady set for permanent move to the Championship

Jul 1st 2017, 2:31 PM 8,944 Views 3 Comments

Sunderland and Middlesbrough are among the clubs understood to be interested in the Irish international.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Derby pull out of race to sign Glenn Whelan - reports
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Derby pull out of race to sign Glenn Whelan - reports

Jun 27th 2017, 2:10 PM 4,061 Views 5 Comments

The 33-year-old Ireland international is expected to leave Stoke this summer

# championship-2 - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'Overall it hasn't gone to plan, I'm not going to lie'
# Honesty
From The42
# Honesty

'Overall it hasn't gone to plan, I'm not going to lie'

Jun 20th 2017, 5:07 PM 11,558 Views 7 Comments

Richie Towell admits his Brighton move has not worked out as he had hoped, but remains optimistic about the future.

# championship-2 - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Leicester City spend huge sum on Hull defender with just one season of top-flight experience
# RISKY BUSINESS
From The42
# RISKY BUSINESS

Leicester City spend huge sum on Hull defender with just one season of top-flight experience

Jun 15th 2017, 6:51 PM 7,969 Views 13 Comments

24-year-old Harry Maguire is reportedly costing the Foxes an astronomical fee of £17m.

Leeds announce ex-Spain striker as the latest in a long line of recent managers
# New Man
From The42
# New Man

Leeds announce ex-Spain striker as the latest in a long line of recent managers

Jun 15th 2017, 3:49 PM 7,136 Views 9 Comments

This is the Championship club’s seventh new boss in three years and the 16th since they were relegated from the Premier League.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Ireland's Glenn Whelan could be set for Championship move
# Speculation
From The42
# Speculation

Ireland's Glenn Whelan could be set for Championship move

Jun 14th 2017, 11:30 AM 9,890 Views 18 Comments

Aston Villa are attempting to sign the player, according to reports.

# championship-2 - Monday 5 June, 2017

'It was a no-brainer for me...getting straight in the Irish team is something I'll be aiming for'
# Man With A Plan
From The42
# Man With A Plan

'It was a no-brainer for me...getting straight in the Irish team is something I'll be aiming for'

Jun 5th 2017, 11:23 PM 9,471 Views 15 Comments

Cork City’s Sean Maguire has given his first interview since his move to Preston was confirmed.

# championship-2 - Monday 29 May, 2017

Huddersfield secure Premier League football and £200 million after penalty shootout drama
# Promised Land
From The42
# Promised Land

Huddersfield secure Premier League football and £200 million after penalty shootout drama

May 29th 2017, 5:57 PM 13,955 Views 11 Comments

The most lucrative game in football took place at Wembley today.

# championship-2 - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Heartbreak for Blackburn's Irish contingent as they win - but can't beat relegation to League One
# Going Down
From The42
# Going Down

Heartbreak for Blackburn's Irish contingent as they win - but can't beat relegation to League One

May 7th 2017, 2:38 PM 8,597 Views 14 Comments

Wins for Birmingham and Nottingham Forest keep them safe at Blackburn’s expense.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Harry's back! Birmingham City turn to Redknapp as their new manager
# Arry Return
From The42
# Arry Return

Harry's back! Birmingham City turn to Redknapp as their new manager

Apr 18th 2017, 9:48 AM 6,742 Views 11 Comments

Gianfranco Zola resigned yesterday at the Championship club.

# championship-2 - Monday 17 April, 2017

For the first time in 34 years, Brighton will play in the top-flight of English football
# Promoted
From The42
# Promoted

For the first time in 34 years, Brighton will play in the top-flight of English football

Apr 17th 2017, 7:48 PM 13,496 Views 15 Comments

Chris Hughton’s side can win the Championship title with victory over Norwich on Friday.

Greg Cunningham attempts to run off an injury for Preston - turns out it's a broken leg
# Warrior
From The42
# Warrior

Greg Cunningham attempts to run off an injury for Preston - turns out it's a broken leg

Apr 17th 2017, 7:21 PM 11,681 Views 5 Comments

The Galway native will miss the rest of the season.

# championship-2 - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Last night's Newcastle v Leeds Championship clash drew a record crowd to St. James' Park
# Feeling Good
From The42
# Feeling Good

Last night's Newcastle v Leeds Championship clash drew a record crowd to St. James' Park

Apr 15th 2017, 4:55 PM 7,393 Views 4 Comments

There was a bumper attendance on Tyneside – a sign of the renewed sense of optimism at both clubs.

# championship-2 - Friday 14 April, 2017

Once touted as Paul Scholes' successor, an ex-United player reappeared in style tonight
# Familiar Face
From The42
# Familiar Face

Once touted as Paul Scholes' successor, an ex-United player reappeared in style tonight

Apr 14th 2017, 12:26 AM 18,064 Views 5 Comments

Nick Powell came off the bench for Championship side Wigan and grabbed an 11-minute hat-trick.

# championship-2 - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Watch: Aiden McGeady goal earns Preston a late point
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Watch: Aiden McGeady goal earns Preston a late point

Mar 18th 2017, 6:16 PM 6,054 Views 5 Comments

The winger continued his fine run of form in the Championship this afternoon.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'He did really well' - Andy Boyle hailed after Preston debut

Mar 8th 2017, 2:56 PM 5,171 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner had a 26th birthday to remember last night, as he completed 90 minutes against Derby.

Championship title race is back on as Brighton close the gap on Rafa's Newcastle
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

Championship title race is back on as Brighton close the gap on Rafa's Newcastle

Mar 8th 2017, 1:30 AM 7,800 Views 4 Comments

Richie Towell came off the bench for Chris Hughton’s side in their 2-0 win over Rotherham.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

2 months after joining from Dundalk, Andy Boyle makes Preston debut
# Chance
From The42
# Chance

2 months after joining from Dundalk, Andy Boyle makes Preston debut

Mar 7th 2017, 7:44 PM 8,082 Views 3 Comments

The former UCD and Shelbourne defender has had to be patient and wait for an opportunity.

# championship-2 - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Ireland's Daryl Murphy helps Newcastle stretch lead at top of Championship
# On Target
From The42
# On Target

Ireland's Daryl Murphy helps Newcastle stretch lead at top of Championship

Mar 4th 2017, 8:10 PM 6,921 Views 6 Comments

The Waterford native scored his fourth goal in 10 appearances for the Magpies.

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes

Mar 4th 2017, 5:29 PM 5,120 Views 1 Comment

The Irish defender’s 78th minute header handed the Royals a victory that consolidated fifth spot in the table.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

7 Irish players who could have a big say as the Championship promotion race heats up
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

7 Irish players who could have a big say as the Championship promotion race heats up

Feb 28th 2017, 3:03 PM 6,881 Views 6 Comments

With the top two facing each other tonight, the fight for a Premier League place is set to intensify.

# championship-2 - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots

Feb 25th 2017, 6:02 PM 8,517 Views 6 Comments

Elsewhere in the Championship, an 82nd minute Ciaran Clark header got leaders Newcastle out of jail.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Cork's John Egan continues superb form with another goal for Brentford
# REBEL WITH A CAUSE
From The42
# REBEL WITH A CAUSE

Cork's John Egan continues superb form with another goal for Brentford

Feb 21st 2017, 11:55 PM 4,707 Views 4 Comments

The Bees were in action against Sheffield Wednesday and picked up a much-needed victory.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Conor Hourihane faced the club he captained a few weeks ago and it wasn't pretty
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

Conor Hourihane faced the club he captained a few weeks ago and it wasn't pretty

Feb 14th 2017, 11:00 PM 14,878 Views 6 Comments

Aston Villa’s Cork midfielder suffered against his former employers Barnsley this evening.

There were 42 goals in 11 Championship games tonight as play-off picture continues to enthrall
# That's Entertainment
From The42
# That's Entertainment

There were 42 goals in 11 Championship games tonight as play-off picture continues to enthrall

Feb 14th 2017, 10:59 PM 5,723 Views 7 Comments

The top two both dropped points as the chasing pack closed the gap.

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight
# Look Away Now
From The42
# Look Away Now

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight

Feb 14th 2017, 9:35 PM 10,663 Views 3 Comments

The Magpies suffered a setback against Norwich this evening.

Aiden McGeady's renaissance at Preston shows no signs of stopping anytime soon
# Return Of The Mc
From The42
# Return Of The Mc

Aiden McGeady's renaissance at Preston shows no signs of stopping anytime soon

Feb 14th 2017, 9:00 PM 14,122 Views 24 Comments

There’s been a run of goals and assists for the 30-year-old.

# championship-2 - Friday 10 February, 2017

Memories of golden era return as Sheffield Wednesday are in play-off mix
# Bring Back The 90s
From The42
# Bring Back The 90s

Memories of golden era return as Sheffield Wednesday are in play-off mix

Feb 10th 2017, 9:45 PM 7,294 Views 6 Comments

Between 1991 and 1994, the club possessed a litany of excellent players and were an impressive side.

# championship-2 - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Friendly advice from James McClean persuaded Jack Byrne to join Wigan
# Helping Hand
From The42
# Helping Hand

Friendly advice from James McClean persuaded Jack Byrne to join Wigan

Feb 2nd 2017, 1:58 PM 5,618 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland U21 international signed for the Latics on Deadline Day on a three-and-a-half year deal.

# championship-2 - Friday 27 January, 2017

Mick McCarthy says former Ireland international won't play for club again
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Mick McCarthy says former Ireland international won't play for club again

Jan 27th 2017, 10:53 AM 23,752 Views 11 Comments

Leon Best has endured a difficult spell in the Championship with Ipswich.

# championship-2 - Thursday 26 January, 2017

A Tony Yeboah-esque volley lit up Leeds' Championship clash last night
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

A Tony Yeboah-esque volley lit up Leeds' Championship clash last night

Jan 26th 2017, 1:02 PM 6,220 Views 7 Comments

Souleymane Doukara won’t score many better goals over the course of his career.