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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# League One

All time
Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League
The Republic of Ireland U21 defender helped the Baggies to a routine 2-0 win over Preston on a night when senior Ireland international Alan Browne captained the visitors and teammate Seani Maguire was kept quiet by the young Dubliner.
# safety of harness
Irish-eligible Harness scores as Portsmouth reach cup final after thriller with Exeter
All five goals arrived in the final 10 minutes as Pompey set up another visit to Wembley.
# League One
Irish underage international Anthony Scully scores in first start with new club
He nonetheless couldn’t prevent Lincoln falling to a wild 4-3 defeat to Accrington Stanley.
# Perfect 10
Ronan produces man-of-the-match display in home debut for League One side
The Ireland U21 playmaker recently joined Blackpool on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
# Transfer News
Wolves snap up 17-year-old prodigy from Rochdale
Luke Matheson, who scored at Old Trafford this season, has agreed to join the Premier League side.
# Wanderer
Delaney on the move again as former Ireland U21 defender signs for Bolton
The 23-year-old has spent most of the season on loan at AFC Wimbledon.
# Summary
Former Cork City star Sadlier hits double figures to boost his Ireland prospects
A round-up of the most notable Irish involvement in last night’s League One and League Two fixtures.
# staying on
Paul McShane signs new long-term contract with Rochdale
The defender has extended his stay at the League One club.
# Linc'd in
League One loan switch for Ireland U21 and West Ham United midfielder
Promising youngster Conor Coventry will spend the remainder of the season with Lincoln City.
# On the Move
Irish defender swaps one League One club for another as he returns from loan spell
Ryan Delaney is going back to Rochdale.
# fleeting visit
Joey Barton claims Irish defender Jimmy Dunne 'crossed a line'
The 22-year-old centre-back has returned to Burnley after having his loan at Fleetwood Town cut short.
# Rod for his back
Wilder comes to Rodwell's defence as Sheffield United take a chance on ex-England international
Jack Rodwell has signed a short-term deal with the Blades.
# loan star
Southampton agree to extend Ireland U21 international's loan at League One side
Tom O’Connor will stay with Gillingham until the end of the season.
# Going Well
Irish striker hailed by Joey Barton as prolific season continues
It was a weekend to remember for Paddy Madden.
# Life of Brian
'We got a result at Old Trafford' - Barry-Murphy proud despite shootout agony
Manchester United needed penalties to see off a Rochdale side managed by the ex-Ireland U21 international.
# Connolly
‘Aaron is getting game time in the Premier League now. He was unlucky not to score at Newcastle’
Mick McCarthy was impressed with Kieran Sadlier, Sean Maguire and Aaron Connolly this weekend.
# hattrick hero
'The most incredible hat-trick you’ll see': League One defender scores two corners and free-kick
Former Wales U21 captain Joe Jacobson bagged an astonishing hat-trick over the weekend.
# Pastures new
Ex-Ireland international Murphy joins League One strugglers
The Waterford native has signed for Bolton Wanderers.
# devastated
'One of the darkest days': Bury expelled from the English Football League
Only 23 teams will compete in League One for the rest of the season.
# Save Our Club
Bury given lifeline as EFL grants extension for takeover of League One club
The EFL has given Bury until 5pm local time on Tuesday to push through a takeover of the struggling club.
# crisis
'I'm on the verge of losing everything': Dublin footballer pleads with Bury chairman over unpaid wages
Stephen Dawson and chairman Steve Dale clashed on the airwaves as the League One side face a crisis.
# lovely finish
Ex-Ireland U21 international Sadlier scores belter for Doncaster as League One returns
The 24-year-old earned his side a share of the spoils with a wonderful equaliser in Yorkshire.
# Friendly fire
6 of the best for Liverpool as Marseille beaten by Accrington
Rhian Brewster netted a double in a comprehensive win against Tranmere Rovers.
# under-representation
English Football League adopts 'Rooney Rule' to address lack of ethnic minority managers
The measure has been taken in the hope of giving BAME coaches more opportunities.
# Scenes
Late, late drama at Wembley as last-gasp winner secures promotion for Charlton after brilliant recovery
Patrick Bauer’s 94th-minute goal saw them past Sunderland and into the Championship.
# Goodbyes
'It's been a pleasure' - Luton Town release Irish pair after completing Championship return
Veteran Alan McCormack and teenager Jack James are on the lookout for new clubs after today’s announcement.
# wembley awaits
Sunderland reach League One play-off final after hard-fought draw with Portsmouth
It finished scoreless at Fratton Park this evening, meaning the Black Cats progressed on a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.
# League One
McGeady a late withdrawal as Sunderland earn narrow play-off advantage
The Ireland winger pulled up in the warm-up ahead of his side’s 1-0 win over Portsmouth tonight.
# crisis
Bolton forced to enter administration after 'empty promises' from ex-Watford owner
Following relegation from the Championship and an inability to fulfil their fixtures, Bolton Wanderers will go into administration.
# tykes
Barnsley make complaint over alleged Joey Barton incident
The Fleetwood Town manager was involved in an alleged altercation with counterpart Daniel Stendel after Saturday’s League One match.
# joe show
Police investigating alleged tunnel incident following defeat for Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town
Barnsley FC are assisting with South Yorkshire police enquiries.
# Appointed
Brian Barry-Murphy appointed manager of relegation-threatened League One side
Jimmy Barry-Murphy took charge following Keith Hill’s sacking and was unbeaten in his four games as caretaker manager.
# Take a Bow
Former Cork City star scores cracking goal in League One
Kieran Sadlier was on target in Doncaster’s comfortable victory over Bristol Rovers.
# efl trophy
Cheshire smiles for Black Cats as Sunderland book Wembley final date against Portsmouth
The two former Premier League sides will meet in the EFL Trophy final on 31 March.
# In form
Curtis on score-sheet again to steer Portsmouth to Wembley final
The Irish international is heading to the Checkatrade Trophy final.
# Forward Thinking
Luton Town boss expects Ireland call-up for in-form striker Collins
Mick Harford has backed League One’s leading goalscorer to feature for Mick McCarthy’s side next month.
# hot prospect
Promising 19-year-old Galway-born attacker joins League One leaders
Ireland underage international Aaron Connolly has signed with Luton on loan for the remainder of the season.
# hit the ground running
High-flying Ireland international Curtis nets 10th goal of the season for Portsmouth
The 22-year-old has scored 10 goals and laid off seven assists with Pompey this season.
# Born in the USA
17-year-old US youth international scores incredible 60-yard debut goal in League One
Charlie Kelman was arguably his team’s only bright spot in a 3-2 defeat to Plymouth as he scored in a memorable league debut.
# dunne deal
Burnley lend Irish defender Dunne to Sunderland's promotion push
U21 international Jimmy Dunne has joined the League One side on a loan deal until the end of the season.