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#Championship

# championship-2 - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Aiden McGeady's renaissance at Preston shows no signs of stopping anytime soon
# Return Of The Mc
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# 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 7,300 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 23,764 Views 12 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.

# championship-2 - Monday 23 January, 2017

Irish midfielder Hourihane admits his head has been turned by Villa interest
# Temptation
From The42
# Temptation

Irish midfielder Hourihane admits his head has been turned by Villa interest

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:59 PM 6,348 Views 3 Comments

The Cork-born player has been heavily linked with a move to Steve Bruce’s side.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Under-fire referee Mike Dean demoted to the Championship

Jan 18th 2017, 8:02 AM 10,970 Views 13 Comments

The official has endured a difficult December, following a number of controversial Premier League decisions.

# championship-2 - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Galway youngster continues to impress in the Championship
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Galway youngster continues to impress in the Championship

Jan 12th 2017, 11:14 PM 10,367 Views 3 Comments

Ryan Manning caught the eye again for QPR tonight.

# championship-2 - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Aiden McGeady takes positives from Preston defeat to Arsenal
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Aiden McGeady takes positives from Preston defeat to Arsenal

Jan 8th 2017, 3:11 PM 3,170 Views 0 Comments

The former Everton and Spartak Moscow winger was in good form for the Championship side.

# championship-2 - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Watch: Aiden McGeady impresses as Preston open the scoring against Arsenal
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Watch: Aiden McGeady impresses as Preston open the scoring against Arsenal

Jan 7th 2017, 6:03 PM 9,382 Views 10 Comments

The winger is one of two Irish internationals in the Championship club’s starting XI.

# championship-2 - Friday 6 January, 2017

Richie Towell set to be given a chance to impress at Brighton
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Richie Towell set to be given a chance to impress at Brighton

Jan 6th 2017, 10:11 AM 8,996 Views 4 Comments

The former Dundalk star is expected to feature for the club in the FA Cup this weekend.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Two Irish players achieved milestones in action in the Championship yesterday
# Shining Cross Channel
From The42
# Shining Cross Channel

Two Irish players achieved milestones in action in the Championship yesterday

Jan 3rd 2017, 11:25 AM 6,413 Views 2 Comments

Big day for Galway’s Greg Cunningham and Cork’s Alan Browne.

# championship-2 - Monday 26 December, 2016

Resurrection! Leeds United are in great shape under Garry Monk and in promotion contention
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Resurrection! Leeds United are in great shape under Garry Monk and in promotion contention

Dec 26th 2016, 7:44 PM 7,671 Views 8 Comments

Could the club be close to a top-flight return after 12 years away?

# championship-2 - Friday 23 December, 2016

All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up
# Fyi
From The42
# Fyi

All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up

Dec 23rd 2016, 4:37 PM 8,304 Views 9 Comments

The name Lukas Jutkiewicz will likely sound unfamiliar to most Irish fans,.

# championship-2 - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Regular Ireland call-ups surely beckon for Conor Hourihane as he continues superb form
# The Hour Mark
From The42
# The Hour Mark

Regular Ireland call-ups surely beckon for Conor Hourihane as he continues superb form

Dec 10th 2016, 4:29 PM 6,669 Views 6 Comments

The Barnsley skipper and Cork native has heeded Roy Keane’s advice.

# championship-2 - Saturday 15 October, 2016

This classy Hoolahan goal helped send Norwich to the top of the Championship today
# Magician
From The42
# Magician

This classy Hoolahan goal helped send Norwich to the top of the Championship today

Oct 15th 2016, 7:53 PM 13,753 Views 9 Comments

The Dubliner also impressed for Ireland against Moldova recently.

# championship-2 - Sunday 18 September, 2016

An Ireland hopeful is on fire in the Championship right now
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

An Ireland hopeful is on fire in the Championship right now

Sep 18th 2016, 11:11 PM 9,599 Views 15 Comments

With other Irish strikers not having the best of starts to the season, Scott Hogan is giving Martin O’Neill reason for optimism.

# championship-2 - Friday 9 September, 2016

Irish midfielder Hourihane's superb form recognised with Championship Player of the Month award
# CAll Him Up
From The42
# CAll Him Up

Irish midfielder Hourihane's superb form recognised with Championship Player of the Month award

Sep 9th 2016, 11:11 AM 7,496 Views 16 Comments

The 25-year-old midfielder has been ripping it up with Barnsley this season.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

One of Ireland's best goalkeepers has signed a new contract with Newcastle
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

One of Ireland's best goalkeepers has signed a new contract with Newcastle

Sep 7th 2016, 6:38 PM 8,655 Views 3 Comments

The news comes as Rob Elliot nears full recovery from a knee injury he suffered last season.

Jack Grealish ends uncertainty over future as he signs new 4-year deal at Villa
# Reward
From The42
# Reward

Jack Grealish ends uncertainty over future as he signs new 4-year deal at Villa

Sep 7th 2016, 5:55 PM 7,054 Views 19 Comments

The 20-year-old has scored three goals in 52 appearances for Villa since making his debut.

# championship-2 - Friday 2 September, 2016

Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:45 PM 4,598 Views 7 Comments

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow midfielder has moved away from Goodison Park in search of first-team football.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Once rated as the next best thing, ex-United youngster Kiko Macheda has contract terminated
# On The Move Again
From The42
# On The Move Again

Once rated as the next best thing, ex-United youngster Kiko Macheda has contract terminated

Aug 30th 2016, 1:01 PM 14,571 Views 5 Comments

The Italian striker had been with Cardiff since 2014.

# championship-2 - Friday 26 August, 2016

Two Irish defenders join Blackburn in wake of Shane Duffy's departure
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Two Irish defenders join Blackburn in wake of Shane Duffy's departure

Aug 26th 2016, 5:14 PM 9,045 Views 5 Comments

Derrick Williams and Tommie Hoban have secured permanent and loan deals respectively.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Ireland international Alan Judge set for talks with Rafa Benitez's Newcastle
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Ireland international Alan Judge set for talks with Rafa Benitez's Newcastle

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:17 PM 5,655 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner was particularly impressive last season with 15 goals and 11 assists.

# championship-2 - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Superb home debut for Corkman John Egan as he nets twice for his new Championship side
# Rebel Streak
From The42
# Rebel Streak

Superb home debut for Corkman John Egan as he nets twice for his new Championship side

Aug 13th 2016, 5:18 PM 10,665 Views 6 Comments

Matt Doherty and Joe Mason were on the mark for Wolves too.

# championship-2 - Friday 22 July, 2016

Norwich have just released one of the worst jerseys we've seen in a long time
# Fashion Fail
From The42
# Fashion Fail

Norwich have just released one of the worst jerseys we've seen in a long time

Jul 22nd 2016, 9:27 AM 15,364 Views 23 Comments

What were they thinking?

# championship-2 - Saturday 9 July, 2016

One of the Championship's most promising defenders hints he could declare for Ireland
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

One of the Championship's most promising defenders hints he could declare for Ireland

Jul 9th 2016, 9:26 PM 15,020 Views 14 Comments

The Boys in Green could do with another option at the back amid talk of John O’Shea retiring.

4 years after being diagnosed with leukaemia, Stiliyan Petrov makes emotional Villa return
# Inspiration
From The42
# Inspiration

4 years after being diagnosed with leukaemia, Stiliyan Petrov makes emotional Villa return

Jul 9th 2016, 7:25 PM 13,307 Views 10 Comments

The midfielder featured against Gak 1902 this evening.

# championship-2 - Friday 8 July, 2016

Robbie Brady's club future uncertain as Leicester drop interest due to £20m price tag
# Market Forces
From The42
# Market Forces

Robbie Brady's club future uncertain as Leicester drop interest due to £20m price tag

Jul 8th 2016, 10:21 AM 12,637 Views 29 Comments

Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero has been the subject of bids from the Premier League champions.

# championship-2 - Thursday 7 July, 2016

After awful experience at Man United, Victor Valdes is back in the Premier League
# Boro Boy
From The42
# Boro Boy

After awful experience at Man United, Victor Valdes is back in the Premier League

Jul 7th 2016, 6:55 PM 10,875 Views 4 Comments

34-year-old has joined newly-promoted Middlesbrough.

# championship-2 - Friday 1 July, 2016

Jack Byrne turned down offers from abroad in bid to impress Martin O'Neill
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

Jack Byrne turned down offers from abroad in bid to impress Martin O'Neill

Jul 1st 2016, 4:09 PM 8,847 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland U21 international also spoke of his “lonely” lifestyle in Holland.

# championship-2 - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Three years after retiring because of leukaemia, Stan Petrov is back with Aston Villa
# What A Story
From The42
# What A Story

Three years after retiring because of leukaemia, Stan Petrov is back with Aston Villa

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:42 PM 7,776 Views 10 Comments

The 36-year-old will join the club for pre-season training in Austria.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle
# Toon
From The42
# Toon

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle

May 25th 2016, 6:45 PM 8,477 Views 16 Comments

The Spaniard could not prevent the Magpies dropping out of the Premier League this month.

# championship-2 - Friday 20 May, 2016

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises
# Explanation
From The42
# Explanation

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

May 20th 2016, 3:17 PM 12,506 Views 15 Comments

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.

# championship-2 - Friday 6 May, 2016

Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners

May 6th 2016, 5:40 PM 9,491 Views 7 Comments

It’s Middlesbrough versus Brighton and there’s an automatic Premier League place on the line.

# championship-2 - Monday 2 May, 2016

Another twist in enthralling Championship title race as Brighton held
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Another twist in enthralling Championship title race as Brighton held

May 2nd 2016, 4:43 PM 7,707 Views 1 Comment

Burnley will now gain promotion to the Premier League if they win later today.

# championship-2 - Saturday 30 April, 2016

VIDEO: Outside contender for Ireland's Euros squad scores brilliant goal
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

VIDEO: Outside contender for Ireland's Euros squad scores brilliant goal

Apr 30th 2016, 9:01 PM 8,057 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, defender Shane Duffy was on target for Blackburn today.

Joy for Dubliner McCann as Wigan seal promotion with emphatic win
# Moving On Up
From The42
# Moving On Up

Joy for Dubliner McCann as Wigan seal promotion with emphatic win

Apr 30th 2016, 3:54 PM 6,607 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Cork-born goalkeeper and club captain Colin Doyle completed 90 minutes for Blackpool.

# championship-2 - Friday 29 April, 2016

Irish midfielder on target as Boro's Premier League bid suffers setback
# Denied
From The42
# Denied

Irish midfielder on target as Boro's Premier League bid suffers setback

Apr 29th 2016, 11:10 PM 6,893 Views 1 Comment

Aitor Karanka’s side are battling with Burnley and Brighton for the Championship’s two automatic promotion places.

# championship-2 - Monday 25 April, 2016

Forget the Premier League, the Championship has the most captivating title race
# Fascinating Finale
From The42
# Fascinating Finale

Forget the Premier League, the Championship has the most captivating title race

Apr 25th 2016, 7:11 PM 8,820 Views 4 Comments

The top three are level on points with just two rounds of fixtures left.