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# Championship

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Championship
Carrick's 'Boro maintain promotion push, McClean nets brilliant equaliser for Wigan
Rotherham and Cardiff’s clash was abandoned after a second-half deluge.
# Championship
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.
This month
March 2023
# Championship
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.
Last month
February 2023
# Championship
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.
# Championship
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.
# Stalemate
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
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.
# Championship
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.
This year
# celebration
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.
# Championship
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.
# tom cannon
Ireland underage striker moves from Everton to sign on loan for Preston
Cannon made his Premier League debut for Everton last November.
Last year
# Championship
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.
# Time to say goodbye
Norwich sack manager Dean Smith amid crumbling hopes of Premier League return
Former Aston Villa boss Smith succeeded Daniel Farke in November 2021.
# halted
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.
# steady as she goes
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.
# super subs
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.
EFL looks to on-pitch audio and dressing room footage to expand TV coverage
The Championship is the third most attended division in Europe, behind only the Premier League and the Bundesliga.
# Table Toppers
Burnley go top of the Championship before World Cup break as they beat rivals Blackburn
Ashley Barnes was the goal-scoring hero.
# Wrap
Championship: McClean scores from a corner in Wigan win, Sheffield United go top
Elsewhere, West Brom secured a much-needed win against Stoke.
# Wrap
Robbie Brady shines as Preston secure third win in four games
It was a busy night for the Irish in the Championship.
# Irish Eye
Callum Robinson shown first red card of career as Michael Obafemi gets back in good books
Swansea City sealed a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Cardiff to steer them into the top-four of the Championship.
# Irishfortunes
Wigan fans show support for McClean while Dublin teen Armstrong shines for table toppers QPR
There was late heartache for John Egan’s Sheffield United as they conceded a late penalty at Coventry, while Scott Hogan scored for Birmingham.
# moving the goalposts
Birmingham beat Hull after game delayed by 20 minutes because goals were too big
The goalposts had to be sawn before the game could get underway.
# Impact
Rotherham boss full of praise for ‘cult hero’ Georgie Kelly after Yorkshire Derby winner
The Donegal man struck the winner against Huddersfield three minutes after coming off the bench.
# On The Sidelines
Troy Parrott sidelined for 'foreseeable future' after goal celebration injury
The Republic of Ireland international had just come off the bench to score against Norwich City when he suffered the injury.
# Championship
Mixed emotions for Irish players as Dykes’ birthday brace sees QPR past Reading
Jeff Hendrick’s Royals missed their chance to go top.
# exit door
Middlesbrough sack manager Chris Wilder after poor start
Middlesbrough sack manager Chris Wilder after poor start
# Woe
Hours after sacking manager, relegation-threatened Hull lose again
Georgian Shota Arveladze has left the club after only eight months in charge.
Timely boost for Ireland as Scott Hogan and Chiedozie Ogbene find the net
The Birmingham striker struck a hat-trick while the Rotherham man got opener in a game which saw Georgie Kelly score his first of season.
# Championship
McClean wears black armband and sets up winner for Wigan
James McClean stood apart from his team-mates with his head bowed during the minute’s silence for the late Queen.
# Championship
Sunderland boss makes a losing return to Middlesbrough
The Teessiders edged home courtesy of Riley McGree’s first-half goal.
# Championship
Norwich climb top after comfortable win over Coventry
Teemu Pukki, Josh Sargent and Kieran Dowell were on target for the Canaries.
# Championship
Brereton Diaz puts speculation aside to earn Blackburn victory at Blackpool
The Chile international has been linked with an exit before Thursday’s deadline day.
# Championship
Irish duo on target as Norwich beat Birmingham, Josh Cullen continues to shine
Scott Hogan and Andrew Omobamidele both scored at St Andrew’s on a busy night in the English second tier.
# agreement
Andy Lyons to leave Shamrock Rovers at end of the season
The defender has signed a contract with Blackpool, but will remain at Rovers for their European campaign.
# Irish Eye
Late, late show as McGoldrick and Knight seal comeback win for Derby County
Will Keane, Harriet Scott and Jamie Finn were on target in the men’s and women’s Championship.
# Across the water
No shortage of Irish involvement as new Championship season kicks off this weekend
11 Girls In Green internationals are set to feature.
# Irish Eye
Ogbene scores again in Rotherham victory, Obafemi creates winner for Swansea
Will Keane was also on the scoresheet and Robbie Brady again influential in the Championship.
# Championship
Sarr scores from inside his own half and then misses penalty in Watford draw
West Brom claimed a 1-1 draw.
# Green shoots
Irish attacker scores on Blackburn debut, Shane Long marks first Reading start in 11 years with goal
Sam Szmodics swiftly endeared himself to his new fans, while Callum O’Dowda and Jimmy Dunne were also among the scorers.