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#Championship

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Wolves are enjoying a remarkable renaissance but there's an unsettling story behind it

The club are flying in the Championship but Jorge Mendes’ influence is everywhere.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Reading's Irish youngster enjoyed a landmark night in the Championship Potential This post contains videos

Reading's Irish youngster enjoyed a landmark night in the Championship

22-year-old midfielder Liam Kelly made his 50th appearance for the Royals.

# championship-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Chris Coleman secures first win as Sunderland boss

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves established a comfortable seven-point cushion over their challengers.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Wolves beat 10-man Leeds to go four points clear at top of Championship

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have been a cut above the rest of England’s second tier.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Chris Coleman gets off to bad start at Sunderland, Ireland's Daryl Murphy grabs winner

It was a busy night of action in the Championship.

# championship-2 - Saturday 18 November, 2017

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today Flying This post contains videos

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today

Matt Doherty was on target as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Reading.

# championship-2 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Irish international among the nominees for Championship player of the month

Richard Keogh’s fine form at Derby County has been officially acknowledged.

# championship-2 - Sunday 5 November, 2017

It's looking bleak for Sunderland and their Republic of Ireland quartet after another loss today

The Black Cats’ long winless run now stands at 14 Championship matches after a 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'

Wolves youngster Connor Ronan chats to The42 about swapping jerseys with Kevin De Bruyne and why he chose to represent Ireland rather than England.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Former Dundalk star earns first Championship start of the season

Andy Boyle is one of eight Irish players involved in the Preston-Aston Villa clash tonight.

For the fifth time in two-and-a-half years, hapless Sunderland are looking for a new manager

16 minutes after his side’s 3-3 draw with Bolton, the club announced Simon Grayson had been sacked.

# championship-2 - Sunday 29 October, 2017

No joy for Irish trio as one of English football's biggest derbies ends goalless

Conor Hourihane and Glenn Whelan both started, while Scott Hogan was introduced off the bench.

# championship-2 - Friday 27 October, 2017

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship is helping Sheffield United to thrive

Former Shamrock Rovers left-back Enda Stevens has started 13 games for the Blades this season.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Former Ireland goalkeeper links up with David Unsworth at Everton

Alan Kelly is now part of the Toffees’ backroom team.

# championship-2 - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off Bizarre Scenes This post contains videos

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off

The Preston star left the field prematurely at Molineux.

# championship-2 - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship Wrap This post contains videos

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship

Aiden McGeady scored, while David Meyler was sent off.

Maguire follows up Ireland debut with a goal and assist for Preston

The former Cork City striker scored his third of the season against Fulham before coming off injured.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Daryl Horgan came off the bench to set up the winner for Preston last night Good To See This post contains videos

Daryl Horgan came off the bench to set up the winner for Preston last night

The Galway-born winger’s cross was headed home by Callum Robinson.

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble Downward Spiral This post contains videos

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble

Another Republic of Ireland international – David McGoldrick – was on the mark as Ipswich thrashed the Black Cats.

# championship-2 - Monday 25 September, 2017

'To have five this early in the season is good... But I feel I could probably have had a couple more' Fail Better This post contains videos

'To have five this early in the season is good... But I feel I could probably have had a couple more'

Ireland’s Conor Hourihane has enjoyed an encouraging start to the season with Aston Villa.

# championship-2 - Monday 18 September, 2017

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager

Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.

# championship-2 - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Harry Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

The 70-year-old Englishman left his post at Birmingham after just 13 games in charge.

# championship-2 - Saturday 16 September, 2017

There were a number of Irish players on target in the Championship today

Former Ireland U21 international Aiden O’Brien hit the winner, as Millwall beat table toppers Leeds.

Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham 8 games into the season

The 70-year-old lost his job after seeing his side suffer a sixth successive defeat.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Sean Maguire's Preston career continues to flourish as Alan Browne conjures remarkable goal Irish Eye This post contains videos

Sean Maguire's Preston career continues to flourish as Alan Browne conjures remarkable goal

The club were 3-0 winners over Championship leaders Cardiff City tonight.

# championship-2 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Long road back: Leeds have made an excellent start to the Championship season

Meanwhile, Sunderland’s bright start is long gone and they suffered a third straight defeat.

# championship-2 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Opportunity knocks for Irish striker as Leeds hand him senior debut after Chris Wood sale

Eoghan Stokes had been heavily linked with a move to Cork City back in June.

# championship-2 - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'Two old farts who know f**k all about the game, hey? I’ll have to get my iPad out now.'

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich are joint-top of the Championship after four wins from their first four games.

Want-away Leeds striker Chris Wood hasn't exactly endeared himself to the club's fans today

The New Zealand international made himself unavailable for tonight’s big game against Sunderland.

# championship-2 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Preston reject bid for highly-rated Irish full-back

Greg Cunningham is wanted by the club’s Championship rivals Cardiff City.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night Football League This post contains videos

Glenn Whelan bagged an own-goal and four more Irish players were on the scoresheet last night

Daryl Murphy, Conor Hourihane, Aiden O’Brien and David Meyler were all on target in the Championship.

# championship-2 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Watch: Stunning Aiden McGeady strike helps Sunderland earn first win of the season Catching The Eye This post contains videos

Watch: Stunning Aiden McGeady strike helps Sunderland earn first win of the season

On-loan Bournemouth star Lewis Grabban was also on target for Simon Grayson’s side.

# championship-2 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Not bad for a centre back: Ireland's John Egan on the mark (again) in seven-goal thriller

Brentford still went down to Nottingham Forest, though, who had Daryl Murphy score his first goal for the club.

'It's awful - it really, really is awful. It was on the edge of embarrassing': Villa's misery continues

Steve Bruce hits out as his side endured a 3-0 defeat away to Cardiff.

Six Irish players involved between both teams as Preston frustrate Leeds at Elland Road

Sean Maguire featured in the PNE squad but had to settle for a place on the bench alongside Daryl Horgan.

# championship-2 - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

How is the Irish revolution at Preston shaping up?

Local reporter Dave Seddon chats to The42 about the growing ex-League of Ireland contingent at the club.

# championship-2 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp in cancer scare

The 70-year-old had a tumour removed from his bladder but fortunately it had not been diagnosed as malignant.

# championship-2 - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Porto starlet makes €18million move to the Championship Promise This post contains videos

Porto starlet makes €18million move to the Championship

Ruben Neves has signed a five-year contract with Wolves.

# championship-2 - Monday 3 July, 2017

Chelsea legend John Terry makes move to the Championship Challenge This post contains videos

Chelsea legend John Terry makes move to the Championship

Aston Villa’s owner Tony Xia has confirmed that the veteran defender is moving to the club.

# championship-2 - Saturday 1 July, 2017

In-demand Aiden McGeady set for permanent move to the Championship

Sunderland and Middlesbrough are among the clubs understood to be interested in the Irish international.

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