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#Championship

# 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.

# championship-2 - Monday 4 April, 2016

Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'

Apr 4th 2016, 5:18 PM 9,585 Views 10 Comments

The Sheffield Wednesday stopper has earned 11 clean sheets this season.

# championship-2 - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Ireland's Shane Duffy scored an absolute thunderbolt today
# Cracker
From The42
# Cracker

Ireland's Shane Duffy scored an absolute thunderbolt today

Mar 19th 2016, 8:04 PM 5,857 Views 1 Comment

The Derry native was not the only Irishman on target in the Championship today.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Ex-Ireland international Andy Reid honoured to take up coaching role at Forest
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Ex-Ireland international Andy Reid honoured to take up coaching role at Forest

Mar 15th 2016, 4:03 PM 4,631 Views 6 Comments

The move comes following manager Dougie Freedman’s sacking, with the club currently 14th in the Championship.

Celtic return on the cards? Neil Lennon leaves Bolton by mutual consent
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Celtic return on the cards? Neil Lennon leaves Bolton by mutual consent

Mar 15th 2016, 3:18 PM 3,900 Views 8 Comments

The former Northern Irish international took the reins at the club in October 2014.

# championship-2 - Monday 14 March, 2016

Middlesbrough boss returns after bust-up with players
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Middlesbrough boss returns after bust-up with players

Mar 14th 2016, 9:38 PM 6,969 Views 4 Comments

Despite looking set to leave the club, the Spaniard has resumed his duties as manager of the Teeside club

# championship-2 - Saturday 12 March, 2016

McGeady fires home his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

McGeady fires home his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday

Mar 12th 2016, 4:05 PM 5,961 Views 9 Comments

Everton’s on-loan winger has put the Owls up against Nottingham Forest.

# championship-2 - Monday 15 February, 2016

Ex-Ireland international makes Ipswich debut & more from this weekend's Championship
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Ex-Ireland international makes Ipswich debut & more from this weekend's Championship

Feb 15th 2016, 2:10 PM 6,697 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, there was bad news for Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid recently.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Two Irish players made their debuts in the Championship last night and one scored
# Review
From The42
# Review

Two Irish players made their debuts in the Championship last night and one scored

Feb 3rd 2016, 4:23 PM 7,760 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Derby moved up to fourth in the Championship despite their winless run continuing.

# championship-2 - Sunday 31 January, 2016

McGeady having medical at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of move - reports
# Loan Ranger
From The42
# Loan Ranger

McGeady having medical at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of move - reports

Jan 31st 2016, 8:12 PM 9,714 Views 37 Comments

The Owls are one of two Championship clubs who have agreed terms with the Everton winger.

# championship-2 - Friday 29 January, 2016

Rooney, Mata and Blind send Man United into the FA Cup fifth round
# Ease The Pressure
From The42
# Ease The Pressure

Rooney, Mata and Blind send Man United into the FA Cup fifth round

Jan 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 12,057 Views 33 Comments

The Red Devils were 3-1 winners over Derby County this evening.

# championship-2 - Thursday 28 January, 2016

One of Ireland's most underrated forwards has joined Wolves
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

One of Ireland's most underrated forwards has joined Wolves

Jan 28th 2016, 8:54 PM 11,652 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old has signed for Kenny Jackett’s side in a reported €3.9 million deal.

# championship-2 - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Stephen Ward on homesickness, beating Germany & the frustration of not playing
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Stephen Ward on homesickness, beating Germany & the frustration of not playing

Jan 23rd 2016, 10:01 AM 15,647 Views 10 Comments

The Irish international also discusses Burnley’s upcoming FA Cup tie with Arsenal and his grounding in the League of Ireland.

# championship-2 - Monday 18 January, 2016

Daryl Murphy's stunner and how the rest of the Irish got on in the Championship
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Daryl Murphy's stunner and how the rest of the Irish got on in the Championship

Jan 18th 2016, 10:56 AM 5,649 Views 1 Comment

Dubliner Stephen Gleeson was on target as Birmingham won 3-0 away at Derby.

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Controversy in Yorkshire derby as Leeds goal disallowed due to Sheffield Wednesday sub
# Goal Or Not?
From The42
# Goal Or Not?

Controversy in Yorkshire derby as Leeds goal disallowed due to Sheffield Wednesday sub

Jan 16th 2016, 6:43 PM 9,143 Views 6 Comments

Steve Evans was not impressed.

# championship-2 - Friday 15 January, 2016

Alan Judge showing once more why he should be in contention for Euro 2016
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Alan Judge showing once more why he should be in contention for Euro 2016

Jan 15th 2016, 9:43 PM 9,628 Views 8 Comments

The Irish midfielder has been in flying form for Brentford.

Brentford confirm bid rejected for Irish midfielder Alan Judge
# Wanted
From The42
# Wanted

Brentford confirm bid rejected for Irish midfielder Alan Judge

Jan 15th 2016, 12:41 PM 7,411 Views 6 Comments

The midfielder’s impressive form has led to Martin O’Neill including him in recent Irish squads.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Former Ireland U21 international scores stunning goal for Wolves
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Former Ireland U21 international scores stunning goal for Wolves

Jan 13th 2016, 3:54 PM 6,435 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, a dark horse for Martin O’Neill’s Euro 2016 squad hit the winner in the Bristol City-Preston game.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Neil Lennon keeps job after Bolton investigate newspaper claims about his private life
# In The Clear
From The42
# In The Clear

Neil Lennon keeps job after Bolton investigate newspaper claims about his private life

Dec 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM 33,347 Views 0 Comments

The club released a statement on their official website today.

# championship-2 - Sunday 20 December, 2015

An Irishman has been arguably the player of the season so far in the Championship
# Standing Out
From The42
# Standing Out

An Irishman has been arguably the player of the season so far in the Championship

Dec 20th 2015, 4:08 PM 14,676 Views 6 Comments

Brentford are now ninth with one player in particular in fine form.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Ireland's Alan Judge consolidates place at the top of the Championship assists chart
# Success
From The42
# Success

Ireland's Alan Judge consolidates place at the top of the Championship assists chart

Dec 15th 2015, 10:40 PM 5,287 Views 6 Comments

Brentford still lost 3-2 against Cardiff, however.

# championship-2 - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Irish midfielder Alan Judge continues remarkable record in the Championship
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Irish midfielder Alan Judge continues remarkable record in the Championship

Dec 13th 2015, 1:51 PM 8,577 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old Dubliner is enjoying an excellent season with Brentford.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

A Premier League legend is set to take charge of Championship side
# Pink Floyd
From The42
# Pink Floyd

A Premier League legend is set to take charge of Championship side

Dec 2nd 2015, 2:00 PM 8,116 Views 3 Comments

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is close to agreeing a deal with QPR.

# championship-2 - Monday 30 November, 2015

In the Premier League just three years ago, now Bolton can't pay their players
# In The Red
From The42
# In The Red

In the Premier League just three years ago, now Bolton can't pay their players

Nov 30th 2015, 4:20 PM 10,765 Views 25 Comments

The struggling Championship club are desperate to find some new investment.

# championship-2 - Friday 6 November, 2015

Ireland's Alan Judge has 2 reasons to celebrate this month
# Good Times
From The42
# Good Times

Ireland's Alan Judge has 2 reasons to celebrate this month

Nov 6th 2015, 4:15 PM 4,330 Views 10 Comments

The 26-year-old midfielder has been in excellent form for Brentford of late.

# championship-2 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'I wasn't ready for the Premier League' - The fall and rise of the ‘Irish Messi’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I wasn't ready for the Premier League' - The fall and rise of the ‘Irish Messi’

Nov 1st 2015, 10:00 AM 51,955 Views 20 Comments

The 26-year-old midfielder chats to The42 about leaving Blackburn as a youngster and growing up in the Football League.

# championship-2 - Thursday 29 October, 2015

It took just 17 seconds for the 'new era' at Leeds United to be ripped to shreds tonight
# Yorkshire Puddings
From The42
# Yorkshire Puddings

It took just 17 seconds for the 'new era' at Leeds United to be ripped to shreds tonight

Oct 29th 2015, 10:09 PM 15,765 Views 18 Comments

The Championship side hosted Blackburn this evening and it was another poor result.

# championship-2 - Monday 26 October, 2015

Ireland's Alan Judge gave his best David Beckham impression at the weekend
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Ireland's Alan Judge gave his best David Beckham impression at the weekend

Oct 26th 2015, 2:17 PM 7,038 Views 8 Comments

Elsewhere in the Championship, it was a good weekend for David Meyler.

# championship-2 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Alan Judge will get his Ireland chance soon if he keeps scoring goals like this
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Alan Judge will get his Ireland chance soon if he keeps scoring goals like this

Oct 18th 2015, 5:54 PM 6,973 Views 2 Comments

Former Irish international Lee Carsley earned his first win as Brentford manager largely thanks to the Dubliner.

# championship-2 - Monday 28 September, 2015

Former Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley takes over at Championship club
# The Bees Knees
From The42
# The Bees Knees

Former Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley takes over at Championship club

Sep 28th 2015, 10:24 AM 6,123 Views 5 Comments

Brentford have parted company with manager Marinus Dijkhuizen after just nine matches.

# championship-2 - Saturday 29 August, 2015

One of Ireland's most promising defenders makes a brilliant goal-saving intervention
# Rescue Act
From The42
# Rescue Act

One of Ireland's most promising defenders makes a brilliant goal-saving intervention

Aug 29th 2015, 11:50 AM 5,210 Views 4 Comments

Blackburn earned a point against Bolton last night to move up to 20th in the Championship.

# championship-2 - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Here's how all the Irish players got on in the Championship this week
# Review
From The42
# Review

Here's how all the Irish players got on in the Championship this week

Aug 20th 2015, 3:58 PM 7,999 Views 7 Comments

Paul McShane and Stephen Quinn both featured, as Reading conceded late to draw 1-1.

# championship-2 - Sunday 9 August, 2015

It was a great weekend for MK Dons' Irish duo in the Championship
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

It was a great weekend for MK Dons' Irish duo in the Championship

Aug 9th 2015, 6:40 PM 7,165 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Paul McShane and Stephen Quinn endured disappointing competitive debuts with Reading.

# championship-2 - Thursday 2 July, 2015

'I feel love' - Paul McShane has found himself a new club
# Royals
From The42
# Royals

'I feel love' - Paul McShane has found himself a new club

Jul 2nd 2015, 12:11 PM 7,209 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland defender is off to Championship side Reading with international team-mate Stephen Quinn.

# championship-2 - Monday 25 May, 2015

Wes Hoolahan and Norwich will feature in next season's Premier League
# Success
From The42
# Success

Wes Hoolahan and Norwich will feature in next season's Premier League

May 25th 2015, 4:58 PM 7,478 Views 7 Comments

A 12th-minute goal from Cameron Jerome put the Canaries ahead before Nathan Redmond doubled their advantage.

# championship-2 - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Joy for Cork youngster as Preston promoted to the Championship
# Ecstasy
From The42
# Ecstasy

Joy for Cork youngster as Preston promoted to the Championship

May 24th 2015, 8:04 PM 5,532 Views 2 Comments

Jermaine Beckford hit a hat-trick, while Paul Huntington was also on target in a comfortable win.

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Wes Hoolahan scores as Norwich book their place in the play-off final
# Big Goal
From The42
# Big Goal

Wes Hoolahan scores as Norwich book their place in the play-off final

May 16th 2015, 2:45 PM 5,106 Views 4 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town will be in the Championship again next season, while the Canaries will face Middlesbrough.

# championship-2 - Friday 15 May, 2015

5 Irish players who could make an impact in the Championship playoffs
# Influential
From The42
# Influential

5 Irish players who could make an impact in the Championship playoffs

May 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 8,876 Views 3 Comments

The free-scoring Daryl Murphy and others who could make a difference tonight.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Blackpool player expresses shock after club opts NOT to let him go
# Surprise
From The42
# Surprise

Blackpool player expresses shock after club opts NOT to let him go

May 12th 2015, 7:20 AM 9,650 Views 4 Comments

It initially appeared as though the troubled striker’s stay at the relegated club was at an end.