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Championship

# championship - Yesterday’s News

From The Score Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish Irish Abroad

Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish

The 21-year-old will be playing his rugby in the English Championship next season.

# championship - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in England

There were 25 Irish-qualified players involved in the Premiership and Championship action over the past few days.

# championship - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Score Five out and two in as Cork hurlers finalise senior championship panel Making The Cut

Five out and two in as Cork hurlers finalise senior championship panel

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has shaken up his panel ahead of the Munster championship tie against Waterford.

# championship - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Score Rugby’s ruthless run-in: ‘No-one remembers the team that comes second’ Player Diary

Rugby’s ruthless run-in: ‘No-one remembers the team that comes second’

Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives us an insight into the “ruthless” run-in that will make or break many careers.

# championship - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome Wooden Spoon

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome

However, Leonardo Sarto’s late try ensured England would not surpass the 50-point margin they chased.

# championship - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Score Schmidt demanding Ireland grasp opportunity in biggest game of his career Finale

Schmidt demanding Ireland grasp opportunity in biggest game of his career

Playing France with the Championship on the line was a dream scenario in January, now the Kiwi wants to make winning silverware a reality.

# championship - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The Score Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris Fronting Up

Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris

They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.

# championship - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Score Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference Column

Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference

The Ireland out-half reflects on last weekend’s defeat in Twickenham, but also looks forward to facing Italy.

# championship - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From The Score Is it time for GAA to stop the ‘nonsense’ and end ‘ridiculous’ length of club championship? Change Needed

# championship - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Score Cantwell numb after Twickenham defeat but Six Nations is ‘within our reach’ Ambition

Cantwell numb after Twickenham defeat but Six Nations is ‘within our reach’

The outside centre underlined that Phillip Doyle’s side remain focused on winning the championship.

From The Score D’Arcy disconsolate, but says ‘no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship’ Triple Down
From The Score Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for ‘gutted’ Schmidt Reaction

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for ‘gutted’ Schmidt

Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.

# championship - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From The Score Six things we learned from this weekend’s Six Nations action Reaction

Six things we learned from this weekend’s Six Nations action

We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.

From The Score Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider 6 Nations

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider

The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.

# championship - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Exiles

Round up: Irish players in England

London Irish recorded a morale-boosting win in the Premiership with three Irishmen in the starting team.

# championship - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Score PFA: Footballers leaving the game are most at risk of mental health issues Problems

PFA: Footballers leaving the game are most at risk of mental health issues

A recent report revealed that 136 footballers have suffered from issues such as depression in the past year.

# championship - Friday 7 February, 2014

From The Score Cellino set to seal stormy Leeds takeover Italian Job

Cellino set to seal stormy Leeds takeover

Which may not be good news for recently-unsacked manager Brian McDermott.

# championship - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From The Score Tom Ince rejected Liverpool, says father Paul The Guvnor

Tom Ince rejected Liverpool, says father Paul

The England U21 star isn’t ready for a club like the Anfield outfit, according to former Reds midfielder Ince Sr.

# championship - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Score Individual highlights: Watch Kevin Doyle on his goalscoring QPR debut ENCOURAGING

Individual highlights: Watch Kevin Doyle on his goalscoring QPR debut

The Ireland striker put in a fine performance in the 3-3 draw with Burnley over the weekend.

From The Score McDermott won’t walk away from Leeds despite being ‘sacked’ Shambles

McDermott won’t walk away from Leeds despite being ‘sacked’

The Championship club are in a state of chaos after their manager was told he had lost his job on Friday.

# championship - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From The Score Kevin Phillips’ ‘old man and his Zimmer frame’ wins goal celebration of the weekend OAP

Kevin Phillips’ ‘old man and his Zimmer frame’ wins goal celebration of the weekend

The evergreen striker came off the bench to score the winner for Championship leaders Leicester City.

# championship - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Score Doyle seals loan move to QPR COYBIG

Doyle seals loan move to QPR

The Ireland striker has joined Harry Redknapp’s Rs until the end of the season.

From The Score VIDEO: Andy Reid’s magic wand was in overdrive last night Class

VIDEO: Andy Reid’s magic wand was in overdrive last night

Are you watching, Martin O’Neill?

# championship - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Score GIF: Puddle causes policeman to take hilarious tumble at Millwall’s game Lolz

GIF: Puddle causes policeman to take hilarious tumble at Millwall’s game

Someone has obviously moved the ‘Caution, Wet Floor’ sign…

# championship - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The Score Paul Ince was sacked by text message, Blackpool admit U R Sckd

Paul Ince was sacked by text message, Blackpool admit

The Championship side made the call ‘with a heavy heart’.

# championship - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Score Given unsure of international return after impressing in front of Keane RENAISSANCE MAN

Given unsure of international return after impressing in front of Keane

The former Ireland number one was watched by the assistant manager in Middlesbrough’s win over Charlton on Saturday.

# championship - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From The Score VIDEO: Richard Dunne gives a masterclass in the art of defending Still Got It

VIDEO: Richard Dunne gives a masterclass in the art of defending

The Ireland centre half was superb for QPR during their win against Ipswich over the weekend.

# championship - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The Score Swansea deny Raheem Sterling rumours, make Ince approach Transfer News

Swansea deny Raheem Sterling rumours, make Ince approach

Chairman Huw Jenkins has said the club are not interested in signing the Liverpool man.

# championship - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Exiles

Round up: Irish players in England

We counted 19 Irishmen in action in this weekend’s Premiership and Championship fixtures.

# championship - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The Score Will GAA players exploit black card loophole before 2014 championship? New Rule

Will GAA players exploit black card loophole before 2014 championship?

The black card comes into play from January.

# championship - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The Score New GAA championship proposals won’t be voted on until after 2014 Congress Back Burner

New GAA championship proposals won’t be voted on until after 2014 Congress

The FRC’s innovative proposals were announced yesterday.

# championship - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The Score Reid scores one and sets up another but Forest future still uncertain Championship

Reid scores one and sets up another but Forest future still uncertain

The Ireland international was his side’s best player in their 2-2 draw with Millwall last night.

# championship - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The Score Middlesborough take Shay Given on one month loan deal Boro

Middlesborough take Shay Given on one month loan deal

The 37-year-old could make his 600th club appearance against Bolton this Saturday.

# championship - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Score McGrath and Nash lead the way in the GAA’s top 5 hurling goals from 2013 Green Flag

McGrath and Nash lead the way in the GAA’s top 5 hurling goals from 2013

Walter Walsh, Paul Ryan, David Burke, Anthony Nash and Conor McGrath are all in the mix.

# championship - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The Score Ex Man United assistant Meulensteen appointed Fulham ‘head coach’ Premier League

Ex Man United assistant Meulensteen appointed Fulham ‘head coach’

The Dutchman had been expected to replace Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace boss.

# championship - Monday 7 October, 2013

From The Score Round-up: Irish players in England Irish Abroad

Round-up: Irish players in England

Another busy weekend for the Irish players in England, with a total of 27 involved in the Premiership and Championship.

From The Score Redknapp lambasts ‘clueless’ FA in new book

Redknapp lambasts ‘clueless’ FA in new book

“This isn’t about them giving the England job to me or Roy Hodgson, but English football being run by people who really haven’t got a club. And they get to pick the England manager,” he says.

# championship - Monday 30 September, 2013

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Exiles

Round up: Irish players in England

There were 26 Irish-qualified players in action over the weekend in England. Here’s how they got on.

# championship - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in England

We counted 19 Irishmen in action during the weekend’s Premiership and Championship fixtures in England.

# championship - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The Score Six clean sheets later: Redknapp feeling lucky to have Dunne in the Championship COYBIG

Six clean sheets later: Redknapp feeling lucky to have Dunne in the Championship

The QPR boss can’t believe a Premier League club didn’t sign up the Dubliner.

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