12 November 2018
WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Cornish Pirates (Championship Cup), Sunday 18 November (kick-off 3pm)
We're back at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 18 November when we face some familiar foes. The Cornish Pirates were our most recent visitors in the Greene King IPA Championship on 27 October, when the Exiles came out on top with a 38-29 win. This time they are back in the Championship Cup and will be looking to make it even - the team will need your support to help them do the double over the Pirates!
Tickets are available from just £15 for adults and £2 for children online at ticketing.londonirish.net or by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm).
Please note that all ticket prices will increase by £3 on match day, so be sure to book in advance. Click here for full information on tickets and pricing.
Royal British Legion
As our closest home game to Remembrance Sunday, we will be welcoming the Royal British Legion to the game to raise money to support members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families. The Royal British Legion campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.
Armed Forces & Emergency Services Ticket Offer
As part of London Irish’s ongoing support of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, the club will be running a special discounted ticket price for members of the services as well as donating a number of tickets to Tickets for Troops. If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces or Emergency Services and would like to take advance of this discount, please email communicati[email protected] with a proof of ID to receive the ticket offer.
London Irish is synonymous with the warm welcomes and genuine openness of Irish culture. Our club is one of inclusion, support and the best craic! Our hospitality packages will ensure you and your guests leave with fond memories that they take with them long after the game ends.
There's never been a better time to join us in hospitality, with special offers on our Boxes and Suites for the Championship Cup fixtures in November and December. Click here to find out more.
London Irish Supporter Village
Head to the London Irish Supporter Village outside the Megastore before the game, where there will be music, entertainment, face painting, giveaways, player appearances and more!
If you would like to volunteer or perform in the Supporter Village, please click here for more information.
Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand concourse with a bouncy castle and games for our junior Exiles.
Do you have a special occasion coming up? If you would like a message to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday 14 November
Poo Ball Challenge
The Poo Ball Challenge is back at half-time when our competitiors will race each other across the pitch pushing giant rugby balls. If your would like to apply to take part, please email [email protected] with your name and age.
Make sure to head to the Club Room after the game where we will have interviews with Dec Danaher, Les Kiss and the Man of the Match. There'll also be live music from Paul Bowen and you can enjoy a Paddy Irish Whiskey Coffee!
The Club Room is for members only, and each member can bring in a guest.
The Megastore will be open from 10am until 45 minutes after the final whistle. The new Official London Irish 2019 calendar will be in store and available to purchase (you can also buy online by clicking here).
The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1 and 4. This
Food and drink
There are a number of kiosks in the West Stand concourses selling a range of food and drink options including pies, hot dogs, gourmet burgers, pizza and soup, as well as crisps, chocolate bars and sweets.
A selection of hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available from the concourse kiosks including draught bitter, cider and Guinness and bottles of craft lager and real ale.
Parking is £10 at the stadium subject to availability. You can pre-book car parking through the ticket office by calling 0118 968 1016 or online at ticketing.londonirish.net up to 3pm on Wednesday 15 November.
The Mereoak Park & Ride will also be operating, for more information visit http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/park-and-ride/ .
The Mereoak park & ride is situated just south of junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site. The post code is RG7 1PB.
For Sunday games, please note the Park & Ride operates one bus per hour and will stop at the Costco bus stop at the roundabout at the bottom of the entrance to the stadium.
The Madejski Stadium can be approached from the A33 Reading Relief Road which links to the M4 Motorway. Exit the M4 at Junction 11 heading for Reading on the A33. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd left onto the Reading Relief Road, passing the Stadium on your left. At the next roundabout (past McDonalds) take the first left onto Northern Way and follow signs to car parks. Click here for a map.
Reading Buses operate a frequent R1 service between the Southwest Interchange bus station by Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium on match days.
Buses depart from the Southwest Interchange up to 3 hours before kick-off and work as a frequent service until roughly 20 minutes before kick-off.
Returning from the Madejski, services depart from Northern Way after full-time and operate for around two and a half hours until 7.15pm.
Please note that you will need to pay in cash - £3.50 for an adult return and £2 for an under 19 return ticket. Click here for more information.
Please be aware that stewards will be carrying out bag checks on entry to the stadium. We encourage you to only bring a bag if necessary and to leave extra time to enter the stadium. Please note that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the stadium.
If you aren't able to make it to the game, you can follow the action on Twitter by following @LiRFC .