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# Championship

Yesterday
28th January 2023
# 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.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# 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.
This month
January 2023
# 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 month
December 2022
# 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
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.
Last year
2022
# 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.
# INTHEGOALS
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.
# Championship
Relegated Norwich frustrated by promoted Wigan as James McClean hits target
The Canaries dominated for long periods in the Carrow Road sunshine but were unable to make their superiority count.
# great scott
Irish international on target as Birmingham beat Huddersfield despite off-field uncertainty
John Eustace’s side were 2-1 winners.
# Sting
Watford win on Championship return as Joao Pedro goal downs Sheffield United
The Hornets slipped out of the Premier League last season having failed to win any of their last 13 league games at Vicarage Road.
# honours even
New boys combine to earn West Brom a point at Middlesbrough
Jed Wallace set up John Swift for the equaliser, after Boro led through Isaiah Jones.
# Irish Eye
Ogbene finds net on Rotherham's Championship return, Hourihane scores winning goal for Derby
A round-up of the opening-day action in the Championship and League One.
# in good kompany
Vincent Kompany praises Limerick debutant and man-of-the-match Cullen after opening-night win
Dara Costelloe made his first-team debut in last night’s 1-0 win at Huddersfield.
# Up and Running
Debut for Limerick teenager as Josh Cullen stars in opening-day win for Kompany's Burnley
Cullen was Man of the Match in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield.
# Preview
7 Irish storylines to follow in the new EFL Championship season
The players and teams to track as a new season gets underway.