13 February 2019
We're back at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 16 February for the first of three back-to-back home games, when we play Coventry in the Greene King IPA Championship (kick-off 2.45pm).
London Irish beat Coventry 21-17 at Butts Park Arena in September and 27-17 in the Championship Cup quarter-final on 3 February. Can the Exiles make it three from three?
Tickets are available from just £22 for adults and £4 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.
After the game in the Club Room there will be a Q&A with George Skivington and Declan Kidney, the Paddy Irish Whiskey Man of the Match presentation and live music from Ronan MacManus. The Club Room is for members only, and each member can bring in a guest.
Player signing session
There will be a player signing session in the Megastore at at 1.30pm.
All home and away replica kit is 50% off, with official training gear up to 25% off - open from 10am until 45 minutes after the final whistle.
DPP U15 Training Session
The London Irish Developing Player Programme is holding a training session for U15s in The Dome at the Madejski Stadium before the game. The participants will then have lunch and a Q&A with London Irish players before watching the game!
London Irish will be helping to raise money for six year old Oliver Warner, who is a happy, cheeky and brave pupil at Bramley C of E Primary School. In January 2016, Oliver’s parents received the devastating news that he had stage 4 high-risk Neuroblastoma. Despite achieving remission, Oliver relapsed in January 2018. Relapsed Neuroblastoma is incredibly hard to treat and the chances of survival drop to less than 10% with treatment options becoming more limited.
Following 11 months of chemotherapy, Oliver has responded well but there is some disease still left in his bone marrow. Treatment in Barcelona (Hu3F8 antibody) aims to clear the remaining disease and Oliver has been receiving treatment this month after having to raise £203,000 for it.
Oliver’s journey on his fight against Neuroblastoma is far from over and the charity are now looking to raise enough money to access a bivalent vaccine in America. We will be welcoming them to the Madejski and hope that you are able to donate what you can.
Find out more about Oliver's story or donate online by clicking here.
Guard of Honour
The Guard of Honour is open for our young supporters to take part and cheer the team onto the pitch! If you have children who would like to take part, please head down to the pitch and make yourself known to a member of staff at 2.30pm.
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. Click here to find out more.
If you would like a message to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to [email protected]
At half-time three players from the U15 Developing Player Programme will be practising conversion kicking on the pitch. The aim is to give them exposure to kicking in front of a crowd - so be sure to make some noise and cheer on our future fly-halves!
The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1 and 4. This edition features an interview with Terrence Hepetema.
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 13 February.
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 .