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#Championship

# championship-2 - Saturday 9 May, 2015

There was a fair bit of Irish interest in this afternoon's Championship play-off
# Quest For Premier League
From The42
# Quest For Premier League

There was a fair bit of Irish interest in this afternoon's Championship play-off

May 9th 2015, 8:00 PM 7,242 Views 2 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich drew 1-1 with Norwich in their semi-final first leg, with Daryl Murphy, Wes Hoolahan and Jay Tabb all involved.

# championship-2 - Friday 8 May, 2015

This goalkeeping howler almost cost Middlesbrough in the playoffs
# Success
From The42
# Success

This goalkeeping howler almost cost Middlesbrough in the playoffs

May 8th 2015, 9:55 PM 6,830 Views 0 Comments

There was late drama, as substitute Fernando Amorebieta scored an injury-time winner.

# championship-2 - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Blackpool's final game of abysmal season abandoned after fans invade pitch in protest
# Protests
From The42
# Protests

Blackpool's final game of abysmal season abandoned after fans invade pitch in protest

May 2nd 2015, 2:46 PM 5,866 Views 5 Comments

Watch out for the fan on the mobility scooter making his way onto the pitch.

# championship-2 - Thursday 30 April, 2015

5 Irish winners and losers in the Championship this season
# Heroes And Villains
From The42
# Heroes And Villains

5 Irish winners and losers in the Championship this season

Apr 30th 2015, 10:01 PM 7,430 Views 4 Comments

Wes Hoolahan, James McClean and other internationals feature in our list.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Charlton's official Twitter account has been trolling Bournemouth fans
# Banter
From The42
# Banter

Charlton's official Twitter account has been trolling Bournemouth fans

Apr 28th 2015, 9:49 AM 4,945 Views 1 Comment

At least one person believes the miracle can occur.

# championship-2 - Sunday 26 April, 2015

3 Irish internationals have made the Championship team of the year
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

3 Irish internationals have made the Championship team of the year

Apr 26th 2015, 3:20 PM 11,018 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, former League of Ireland player Eoin Doyle makes the League One best XI.

# championship-2 - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Who's coming up to the Premier League? It's a crucial weekend in the promotion battle
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Who's coming up to the Premier League? It's a crucial weekend in the promotion battle

Apr 25th 2015, 9:00 AM 7,075 Views 4 Comments

There’s still plenty of time for twists and turns yet.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

All you need to know about the latest English-born player being linked with Ireland*
# Hot Prospect
From The42
# Hot Prospect

All you need to know about the latest English-born player being linked with Ireland*

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 6,995 Views 7 Comments

*NOT Jack Grealish, somone else.

# championship-2 - Thursday 16 April, 2015

With three games left, who's going to win promotion to the Premier League?
# Down To The Wire
From The42
# Down To The Wire

With three games left, who's going to win promotion to the Premier League?

Apr 16th 2015, 8:45 AM 7,102 Views 17 Comments

AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City, Middlesbrough and Watford are the main four contenders.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Two of the most prolific strikers in English football right now are Irish
# Hotshots
From The42
# Hotshots

Two of the most prolific strikers in English football right now are Irish

Apr 15th 2015, 8:38 AM 11,341 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Doyle and Daryl Murphy both scored last night to continue their rich vein of form.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Another fine Wes Hoolahan display leaves the Twitterati impressed
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Another fine Wes Hoolahan display leaves the Twitterati impressed

Apr 7th 2015, 9:56 AM 6,916 Views 8 Comments

Harry Arter, Alan Judge and Eoin Doyle were among the other Irish players in action yesterday.

After picking up just 19 points from 72, football's greatest lover of banter is out of a job
# Poor Form
From The42
# Poor Form

After picking up just 19 points from 72, football's greatest lover of banter is out of a job

Apr 7th 2015, 12:05 AM 10,506 Views 3 Comments

It has all gone wrong for Malky Mackay.

# championship-2 - Friday 3 April, 2015

Twitter dubs Alan Judge the 'Irish Messi' after cracking strike today
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Twitter dubs Alan Judge the 'Irish Messi' after cracking strike today

Apr 3rd 2015, 5:54 PM 7,451 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Wes Hoolahan’s recent fine form was not quite so prominent this afternoon.

# championship-2 - Sunday 29 March, 2015

'Wes Hoolahan is a player who's always divided fans -- a lot of them see him as messianic'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'Wes Hoolahan is a player who's always divided fans -- a lot of them see him as messianic'

Mar 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,743 Views 14 Comments

Two regular Norwich watchers tell The42 about the Ireland player’s new lease of life at club level.

# championship-2 - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Good news for Martin O'Neill as Robbie Brady expected to be fit for Poland
# IrePol
From The42
# IrePol

Good news for Martin O'Neill as Robbie Brady expected to be fit for Poland

Mar 21st 2015, 9:00 PM 4,317 Views 5 Comments

Steve Bruce says the winger has returned to training sooner than expected.

There was a quality Sunday League level own goal in the Championship last night From The42

There was a quality Sunday League level own goal in the Championship last night

Mar 21st 2015, 10:37 AM 2,347 Views 2 Comments

Who doesn’t love a botched hoofed clearance that bothers the keeper?

# championship-2 - Friday 6 March, 2015

'Numerous players in the League of Ireland would be Championship standard'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'Numerous players in the League of Ireland would be Championship standard'

Mar 6th 2015, 8:52 AM 7,735 Views 3 Comments

We chat to John O’Sullivan and Macdara Ferris in part 3 of our series ahead of the 2015 season.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick scores one and makes another as Derby edge closer to promotion
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick scores one and makes another as Derby edge closer to promotion

Feb 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 5,250 Views 14 Comments

With a bit of luck, the midfielder will be playing in the Premier League by the start of next season.

# championship-2 - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Eidur Gudjohnsen scored his first Bolton goal today since Maniac 2000 was a smash hit
# Throwback
From The42
# Throwback

Eidur Gudjohnsen scored his first Bolton goal today since Maniac 2000 was a smash hit

Jan 10th 2015, 6:21 PM 7,720 Views 4 Comments

Gudjohnsen waited a long time to score another goal in a Bolton jersey.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Remember ex-Liverpool striker Emile Heskey? He's back playing in England
# Don't Call It A Comeback
From The42
# Don't Call It A Comeback

Remember ex-Liverpool striker Emile Heskey? He's back playing in England

Dec 24th 2014, 9:41 AM 6,245 Views 66 Comments

The 36-year-old has completed a short-term deal with Bolton.

# championship-2 - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Want to learn about the working class? These students are 'observing' fans at a Millwall match
# Pint And A Pasty
From The42
# Pint And A Pasty

Want to learn about the working class? These students are 'observing' fans at a Millwall match

Dec 11th 2014, 5:02 PM 16,367 Views 25 Comments

They’re lucky, my sociology lectures were all classroom based.

# championship-2 - Monday 1 December, 2014

Is this the most over-exaggerated reaction to a tackle you've ever seen?
# The Best Yet?
From The42
# The Best Yet?

Is this the most over-exaggerated reaction to a tackle you've ever seen?

Dec 1st 2014, 3:39 PM 8,989 Views 16 Comments

Embarrassing stuff.

# championship-2 - Friday 21 November, 2014

There was plenty of classic banter at Malky Mackay's first Wigan training session
# Lad Banter
From The42
# Lad Banter

There was plenty of classic banter at Malky Mackay's first Wigan training session

Nov 21st 2014, 5:32 PM 5,720 Views 6 Comments

Malky likes to have a bit of craic now and again.

# championship-2 - Friday 7 November, 2014

James McClean jeered for refusal to wear a poppy as Wigan come unstuck
# Intolerance
From The42
# Intolerance

James McClean jeered for refusal to wear a poppy as Wigan come unstuck

Nov 7th 2014, 11:24 PM 11,229 Views 14 Comments

Bolton extend their impressive run under new manager Neil Lennon tonight.

# championship-2 - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Ireland's Keith Andrews hits a pass that Xavi would be proud of
# Sublime
From The42
# Sublime

Ireland's Keith Andrews hits a pass that Xavi would be proud of

Nov 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 13,763 Views 9 Comments

The former Irish international exquisitely set up Matej Vydra for Watford’s first goal today.

# championship-2 - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Ex-Ipswich star Pablo Counago hits back at 'coward' Roy Keane
# Argument
From The42
# Argument

Ex-Ipswich star Pablo Counago hits back at 'coward' Roy Keane

Oct 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,946 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland assistant boss called the striker “dead lazy” in his latest autobiography

# championship-2 - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager after nine months in charge
# Departure
From The42
# Departure

Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager after nine months in charge

Sep 18th 2014, 1:22 PM 4,079 Views 17 Comments

The 41-year-old has decided to vacate the role after a poor start to the season with the Bluebirds.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

QPR could face non-league football for financial fair play breach
# Expulsion
From The42
# Expulsion

QPR could face non-league football for financial fair play breach

Sep 9th 2014, 4:38 PM 8,512 Views 13 Comments

The club could be refused entry into the football league if they refuse to pay a FFP fine.

# championship-2 - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Leeds United have sacked another manager and this time after just 70 days
# You're Sacked
From The42
# You're Sacked

Leeds United have sacked another manager and this time after just 70 days

Aug 28th 2014, 8:33 PM 7,215 Views 11 Comments

Neil Redfearn will be the Leeds caretaker manager for the third time in three years.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Here's how 41 of Martin O'Neill's Ireland hopefuls are looking ahead of the new season
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Here's how 41 of Martin O'Neill's Ireland hopefuls are looking ahead of the new season

Aug 6th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,893 Views 26 Comments

With the new campaign set to begin for many players this weekend, we cast our eye over Ireland’s stars.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ireland striker Leon Best makes Derby move
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Ireland striker Leon Best makes Derby move

Aug 5th 2014, 11:13 AM 2,788 Views 2 Comments

The 27-year-old joins Steve McClaren’s side on a season-long loan.

# championship-2 - Friday 23 May, 2014

'It's something that will live with me forever' - Keogh ready for £120m Wembley challenge
# Play-Off Final
From The42
# Play-Off Final

'It's something that will live with me forever' - Keogh ready for £120m Wembley challenge

May 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 11,055 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s Richard Keogh will captain Derby County against QPR in the Championship play-off final tomorrow.

# championship-2 - Monday 12 May, 2014

QPR gain extra-time victory to reach Championship play-offs final
# ARRY'S ARMY
From The42
# ARRY'S ARMY

QPR gain extra-time victory to reach Championship play-offs final

May 12th 2014, 10:57 PM 5,386 Views 8 Comments

Harry Redknapp’s side are now just one game away from a return to the Premier League.

Wigan beaten by QPR in play-offs despite glorious James McClean cross
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Wigan beaten by QPR in play-offs despite glorious James McClean cross

May 12th 2014, 8:34 PM 6,943 Views 8 Comments

The Irish winger claimed an assist for the opener in tonight’s semi-final second leg.

# championship-2 - Friday 9 May, 2014

Stalemate leaves Wigan and QPR with all to play for
# Scoreless
From The42
# Scoreless

Stalemate leaves Wigan and QPR with all to play for

May 9th 2014, 10:34 PM 5,650 Views 2 Comments

Richard Dunne and Kevin Doyle were both in action for Harry Redknapp’s side

# championship-2 - Saturday 3 May, 2014

This Zidane-like volley wasn't enough to send Reading to the playoffs
# Eat My Goal
From The42
# Eat My Goal

This Zidane-like volley wasn't enough to send Reading to the playoffs

May 3rd 2014, 2:03 PM 4,766 Views 0 Comments

Garath McCleary’s goal wasn’t enough though.

# championship-2 - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Ireland international Andy Reid has been ruled out for the rest of the season
# Hurt
From The42
# Hurt

Ireland international Andy Reid has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Apr 19th 2014, 3:19 PM 2,653 Views 0 Comments

The star suffered a calf injury in the clash with Doncaster last month, having previously scored 10 goals this season.

# championship-2 - Monday 24 February, 2014

In case you missed Andy Keogh's over-the-shoulder volley on Saturday
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

In case you missed Andy Keogh's over-the-shoulder volley on Saturday

Feb 24th 2014, 12:18 PM 5,814 Views 2 Comments

Blackpool lost (again) but at least Keogh can be happy with this contribution.

# championship-2 - Sunday 19 January, 2014

VIDEO: Andy Reid scores yet another belter
# Screamer
From The42
# Screamer

VIDEO: Andy Reid scores yet another belter

Jan 19th 2014, 12:26 PM 6,196 Views 14 Comments

The Irish midfielder scored against Blackburn yesterday.

# championship-2 - Monday 16 December, 2013

Gianfranco Zola resigns as Watford boss
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Gianfranco Zola resigns as Watford boss

Dec 16th 2013, 5:13 PM 4,781 Views 5 Comments

The hornets lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.