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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Championship

This week
24th September 2023 - 27th September 2023
Six key storylines from hectic weekend of GAA club action
Johnny Doyle still has it, Clarecastle gone out of senior after 91 years and Dunloy’s dual ambitions.
Connolly scores again, ex-Ireland U21 star grabs winner in Championship
Mark McGuinness starred at both ends in Cardiff’s defeat of Sunderland.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
'I was gobsmacked' - Neil Warnock exit from Huddersfield Town confirmed
Wednesday’s game at home to Stoke will be the 74-year-old’s last in his second spell with the Terriers.
This month
September 2023
Bazunu concedes four against Leicester, Aaron Connolly scores to rescue point for Hull
Jamie Vardy scored in the opening minute for Leicester.
5 key GAA club storylines to watch out for this weekend
Returning Aussie Rules stars, potential record-breakers, and the chances of one of the all-time greats coming back to county action.
Last month
August 2023
Irish youngster Emakhu scores late but Norwich ease past Millwall
The Canaries won 3-1 at Carrow Road.
Forest seal late win over Sheffield United, Molumby central to West Brom draw with Leeds
Rounding up the action from the Premier League and Championship.
Ireland's Will Smallbone set for scan following Southampton draw with Norwich
Smallbone suffered the injury late in the game on Saturday.
Third Liverpool bid for Southampton midfielder rejected while West Ham pursue Maguire
The Reds continue to be frustrated in their pursuit of Romeo Lavia.
Ipswich make winning return to Championship as Leeds draw and Leicester prevail
Crysencio Summerville was Leeds’ hero as his stoppage-time equaliser rescued a dramatic 2-2 draw against gutsy Cardiff.
Adam Idah nets late winner for Norwich, Emakhu helps to make the difference in Millwall win
A round up of the first Saturday’s action in the English football league.
6 Irish players to watch in this season's Championship
England’s second tier returns this weekend.
Tom Brady becomes minority owner of Birmingham City
The seven-time Super Bowl champion has become chairman of a new advisory board.
This year
Robbie Brady extends stay at Preston
Brady has signed a two-year extension with the club.
Five of the best Irish performers in the 2022/23 Championship season
With a few honourable mentions, too.
Ogbene forced off with injury but Rotherham secure Championship status
A 1-0 win over Middlesbrough means Rotherham will play in England’s second tier again next year.
'I still have a dream of returning to play in Ireland at some stage'
Ex-Munster wing Seán French has been prolific for Bedford in the English Championship.
Ogbene on target but late winner boosts Cardiff’s Championship survival bid
Cedric Kipre struck the decisive goal to down fellow strugglers Rotherham two minutes from time.
Burnley clinch Championship title after gritty win over rivals Blackburn
Manuel Benson’s sumptuous curling strike secured the crown for Burnley.
Luton beat Middlesbrough to postpone Sheff Utd promotion party
The Blades saw their lead over third-placed Luton cut to four points.
Kelly and Ogbene help Rotherham grab draw against leaders Burnley
Elsewhere Sheffield United took another step closer to automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Kompany's Burnley secure promotion to the Premier League
A 19-game unbeaten league run has taken the Clarets up.
Tom Cannon scores again as Mick McCarthy questions if Blackpool have quality to stay up
Preston North End ran out 3-1 winners against Mick McCarthy’s Blackpool.
Camogie championship draw pits Galway against Cork on opening weekend
Kilkenny will get the defence of their senior title under way in a group involving Dublin, Tipperary and Wexford.
Carrick's 'Boro maintain promotion push, McClean nets brilliant equaliser for Wigan
Rotherham and Cardiff’s clash was abandoned after a second-half deluge.
Luckless Idah forced off in Norwich draw, Burnley win yet again
Idah was forced off injured on the eve of Stephen Kenny’s squad announcement.
Stoke hold off rally in five-goal fight to dent Blackburn's promotion hopes
The visitors failed to prevent their 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions from drawing to an end.
Sema double helps Watford beat West Brom to move back into play-off spots
Ismaila Sarr was also on target for Watford while Conor Townsend and Jed Wallace were the scorers for Albion.
Parrott converts crucial penalty on injury return, Molumby scores in West Brom draw
There was more misery for Mick McCarthy at bottom-of-the-league Blackpool.
McClean lines out for Wigan in Blackburn draw hours after birth of daughter
Blackburn missed out on a chance to climb into the top six on the Championship table.
Championship: Burnley continue march to promotion, Hendrick among Irish on target
Scott Hogan, Mark Sykes, and Cyrus Christie all scored vital goals for their respective sides.
Grady Diangana on target as West Brom climb to fifth after beating Coventry
The Baggies have won six in a row at home in the league without conceding.
Aaron Connolly bags birthday brace as Hull end wait for home win
The Ireland international is on loan from Brighton until the end of the season.
Sunderland close in on play-off places with victory over 10-man Middlesbrough
Ross Stewart and Amad Diallo on target for Tony Mowbray’s side.
Ireland underage striker moves from Everton to sign on loan for Preston
Cannon made his Premier League debut for Everton last November.
Last year
Sunderland put four past sorry Wigan to boost promotion hopes
Will Keane levelled for Wigan early but three second half goals moved the Mackems into fourth.
Norwich sack manager Dean Smith amid crumbling hopes of Premier League return
Former Aston Villa boss Smith succeeded Daniel Farke in November 2021.
Last-gasp heartache for Dara O'Shea as West Brom sunk by penalty
The Baggies had won five games in a row before losing to Coventry City.
Ireland's Egan on target as Sheffield United close in on Championship leaders Burnley
Billy Sharp also scored for the winners in their 2-1 win over struggling Wigan.
West Brom substitutes sink Sunderland as Baggies hit back to win
Goals from Tom Rogic and Daryl Dike secured victory for the visitors, who trailed at the break.