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# championship matters

Last month
May 2023
# championship matters
Luton progress to play-off final after second-leg comeback against Sunderland
The Hatters are targeting a return to English top-flight football after a 31-year absence.
This year
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Night to forget for Dara O'Shea as West Brom's play-off aspirations suffer blow
The Irish international scored an own goal as the Baggies were defeated by mid-table Hull.
Last year
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Manning on target and Obafemi returns as Swansea down Hull on busy day for Irish
Dara O’Shea was another Irish goal-scorer in the Championship, which John Egan’s Sheffield United lead.
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Omobamidele continues to impress as Norwich pile more misery on Sunderland
Josh Sargent’s fourth goal in three games sealed a 1-0 win for the Canaries.
# Hayley's comet
London Calling after the American Dream - An Irish star impressing under the radar
Ahead of the new Championship season, Hayley Nolan retraces her journey so far and looks to the future.
# championship matters
Irish stars to the fore in Bournemouth-Swansea thriller as Fulham miss title chance
Cyrus Christie was on target for the Swans, with Michael Obafemi providing two assists – but Bournemouth came back from three goals down.
# championship matters
Huddersfield finally break down 10-man Derby to move into play-off spots
Elsewhere, super sub Uche Ikpeazu secured Cardiff success at struggling Barnsley.
# championship matters
O'Neill's Stoke strike late to secure point at Huddersfield in battle of play-off hopefuls
Substitute Jacob Brown was the goal-scoring hero.
All time
# Irish Eye
'Special' Lenihan excels once again, helping Blackburn continue Championship rise
It was a mixed night for the Irish across the water – and one which saw plenty of postponements.
# championship matters
Irish trio help Sheffield United sink Fulham to continue Heckingbottom’s perfect start as boss
The Blades enjoyed a surprise 1-0 victory over the Championship leaders at Craven Cottage.
# great scott
Irish international on target as Birmingham frustrate Middlesborough
There was plenty of Irish involvement in the Championship this afternoon, but Scott Hogan was the only goalscorer.
# Irish Eye
Goal and an assist for Jason Knight, but Luton hit back twice to secure draw at Derby
A wrap of tonight’s Championship action.
# championship matters
Record 19-in-a-row for Monaghan kingpins, Donegal star hits 5-6 to book club final spot
Ladies football club championships are heating up across the country.
# championship matters
Liverpool and Ireland star Kiernan voted Player of the Week after brilliant brace
The Reds boss has backed the Cavan ace to ‘flourish’ after bagging her first goals for the club.
# Going Well
'I have been dreaming of that since I was a kid' - West Brom's Irish star O'Shea
The Dubliner was on target at The Hawthorns last night, and was also named in the Championship Team of the Week.
# Irish Eye
Late Lenihan goal gives Blackburn win, O'Shea and Robinson on target for leaders West Brom
A busy night of Championship action, with plenty of Irish involvement.
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Barnsley’s unbeaten league run reaches 10 following stalemate with Rooney's Derby
Ireland’s Jason Knight played the full 90-plus for the Rams, who climbed to 18th.
# championship matters
Hourihane grabs Swansea equaliser on league debut while McCarthy's reign opens with draw
A great start to life at Swansea for Conor Hourihane.
# championship matters
Ireland striker Sean Maguire on target as Preston extend winning league run
The Lilywhites were 2-0 winners over Coventry.
# championship matters
Irish contingent to the fore as Preston extend Bristol City’s losing run
Daniel Johnson’s first-half penalty inflicted a third straight loss on the Robins, with Sean Maguire and Alan Browne impressing.
# championship matters
James McClean boosts Stoke's survival hopes with sixth goal of the season
The Derry native scored the Potters’ opener against Charlton Athletic.
# Land down under
Blow for Donegal as Curran's side plan for business end without AFLW star Bonner
The Glenfin forward starred for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) this year.
# championship matters
Griggs includes seven uncapped players in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Former captain Niamh Briggs is again omitted from the 36-player panel.
# about the benjamins
All Black Franks eager 'to work hard' as he sticks with relegated London Irish
The highly-rated, highly-paid prop won’t be following coach Tom Coventry through the exit door.
# championship matters
Great Scot? Fulham shell out £11 Million for Leeds United's Ross McCormack
The former Rangers and Motherwell striker has committed to an initial four-year deal at Craven Cottage.
# Tune in
Here’s your GAA coverage on TV and Radio this week
There’s plenty to watch on the box and listen to on the airwaves this week.
# Tribute
10 of our favourite Aidan O'Shea facts
The Mayo GAA star also made a less-than-successful appearance appearance on the Championship Matters Quiz recently.
# championship matters
Fleming steps in as Freedman takes Bolton job
Crystal Palace confirm that manager Dougie Freedman has left the club to take over as Bolton Wanderers boss.
# banty v pat
Royal rumble: Banty goes out swinging with attack on 'anti-Ulster' Spillane
The Monaghan man blasted Spillane for a ‘personal attack’ on his assistant, Martin McElkennon.