# Championship

Last year
# 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.
# Potters
John O'Shea joins the coaching staff at Stoke City
The former Ireland and Manchester United defender has been added to Michael O’Neill’s backroom team.
# Transfer Talk
Robbie Brady signs for Championship club Preston
Preston have also signed former Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn.
# opening fixtures
Vincent Kompany’s Burnley open Championship campaign away at Huddersfield
The Irish Sheffield United contingent kick off their season against Watford.
# Clarets
'Proven leader' Kompany takes over at relegated Burnley
The former Manchester City and Belgium defender recently left Anderlecht after three years at the helm.
# Championship
Draws made for All-Ireland football qualifiers round two and Tailteann Cup semi-finals
Kildare play Mayo and Donegal face Armagh in the glamour qualifiers.
# on your feet
Safe standing could be introduced across the Premier League next season
A pilot involving five clubs took place in the second half of the current campaign.
# State of Play
Here is the 2022 All-Ireland senior hurling championship schedule
The Leinster and Munster action finished off this weekend.
# The Future
Looking forward after relegation and hoping club honours word to allow access to facilities
Louise Quinn’s Birmgingham City suffered the drop to the Championship earlier this month.
# all level
Luton and Huddersfield share spoils in first leg of Championship play-off semi
The sides head to Yorkshire all square after a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.
# Wrap
Championship final day: Stevens on target as Sheffield United seal playoff spot
Luton also made the playoffs, thanks to a bizarre winning goal against Reading.
# new surrounds
Ireland midfielder Jayson Molumby completes permanent move to West Brom
Molumby has signed a three-year contract, leaving Brighton.
# Top Of The Tree
Fulham clinch Championship title after 7-0 win over Luton Town
Aleksandar Mitrovic reached 43 goals in a season as he bagged a brace at Craven Cottage.
# Championship
State of play - What's at stake in Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cup races this weekend?
Nine football championship matches take place this weekend.
# championship matters
Irish stars to the fore in Bournemouth-Swansea thriller as Fulham miss title chance
Cyrus Christie was on target for the Swans, with Michael Obafemi providing two assists – but Bournemouth came back from three goals down.
# in the chase
Irish defender Lenihan on target as Blackburn keep playoff hopes alive
Irish international Alan Browne found the target for Preston in a 4-1 defeat for his side.
# Championship
25 games in the space of 36 days, Munster and Leinster hurling takes centre stage
The round-robin structure is back as the 2022 provincial hurling championships commence this weekend.
# Championship
Anthony Nash: Do you really want to know what a soft hurler is?
Cork want to beat Limerick more than any team in Ireland.
# Recovering
Birmingham keeper thanks well-wishers after being knocked unconscious following collision
Neil Etheridge was carried from the pitch on a stretcher after colliding with Nottingham Forest’s Djed Spence.
# Dominant
England Women on track for Slam with big win over Wales in front of record crowd
France will likely have something to say about this English team’s bid for the championship.
# Staking a Claim
Obafemi makes case for Ireland call-up with two goals in dramatic Swansea win
It was a busy night’s action in the English Championship.
# Wrap
Travers impresses again as Bournemouth secure crucial win over Rooney's Derby
A round-up of the action in the English Football League.
# Alan Sheehan
Irish first-team coach praises Luton squad after they move into Championship top six
Athlone native Alan Sheehan saw Luton win 1-0 at Coventry last night.
# Right Call
Marco Silva claims red card for Irish international Manning was justified
The sending off turned the clash between Swansea and Fulham in the favour of the Championship leaders.
# Championship
Ravel Morrison inspires huge win for Rooney's Derby, while Ireland's Obafemi stars for Swans
Obafemi will be hoping for a second senior international cap after scoring twice and providing an assist in a 3-1 Swansea win.
# on their way
Fulham continue march towards promotion with win over Blackburn
Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson got the goals for the leaders.
# Wrap
Irish U21 international scores terrific goal in Cardiff win, James McClean on target in Wigan victory
Joel Bagan scored a beauty in the Championship tonight.
# Championship
Steve Bruce’s first home game as West Brom boss ends in Blackburn stalemate
Rovers, who lost Ben Brereton Diaz to a foot injury on 70 minutes, remain third in the Championship.
# a-a-ron
Connolly on target as Boro stay on track with Derby rout
Wayne Rooney’s side were well beaten.
# Championship
Bournemouth leapfrog Blackburn in promotion race to reach Premier League
Blackburn’s Darragh Lenihan was sent off early in the second half against Nottingham Forest.
# don't call me isemal
West Brom sack manager Valerien Isemal
Isemal leaves his role just seven months after succeeding Sam Allardyce.
# Switch
Jeff Hendrick joins QPR on loan from Newcastle to cap 'crazy birthday'
The Republic of Ireland midfielder made a late Deadline Day switch.