“They are a tight bunch and what really pleases me is that having come through together, they have each other’s backs and love pulling on the London Irish jersey. Irish have played at Reading's Madejski Stadium for the last 18 years, which is 30 miles away from their training base in Sunbury. I am sure their involvement in the Borough will go from strength to strength when the new stadium is open in 2020 and I would like to wish both Brentford and London Irish every success for the future.”. “I would also like to take some time to thank everyone at Reading FC who have made us feel welcome at the Madejski Stadium over the past 19 years and are most accommodating landlords – especially Sir John Madejski, Nigel Howe, Bryan Stabler, Ray Booth and, latterly, Lady Sasima Srivikorn, Mr Yongge Dai and Miss Xui Li Dai – and I would like to wish Reading FC every success in the future. This is great news for the Borough; we now not only have an excellent football club in Brentford, but will now have a fantastic rugby club as well. We had some good times, just not quite good enough to win the Premiership or make the European final. It is time to come home.”. The Brentford Community Stadium is very well served by five bus routes from across west London. “We are looking to the future and have some serious talent coming through at the moment, guys I hope will be tearing it up on the pitch in Brentford. London Irish had a superb decade at the start of the 2000s, reaching the Premiership Final, European Cup semi-final and winning the Powergen Cup, and producing a string of England international players. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? We were left scratching our heads, wondering what happened. Published: 03:40 EDT, 18 December 2018 | Updated: 07:43 EDT, 18 December 2018. Mayweather boasts $20,000 winnings after backing Teofimo Lopez to shock Vasyl... Brighton secure signing of Danny Welbeck on free transfer following striker's departure from Watford. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The club has over the last few years been considering various stadium options and locations across London. The stadium is accessible via train, bus or car, with several transport hubs only a short distance from the stadium. Back in Town – the Irish are returning to London! THE Government cannot provide ANY scientific evidence which shows why it is safe for 400 people to watch a ballet indoors but unsafe for football fans to watch games in a stadium. Last modified on Sun 14 Apr 2019 09.40 BST. I would not have believed it a few years ago. The Championship leaders have reached an … Our special thanks to Matthew Benham, Cliff Crown, Mark Devlin, Conor Hayes, Alan Walsh and all at Brentford Football Club for facilitating this partnership. The club's most recent game at the stadium in Reading was a defeat to Wasps, with Irish having won five of their 13 matches this season marking a successful return to the top flight. For the first time in two decades London Irish will be playing home matches in West London at the new Brentford Community Stadium, and supporters are now able to book their Season Tickets to be a part of the historic first season. We don’t want things to be too hard and the challenge for us as coaches is to open the eyes of the players. 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His clubmates Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Tom Homer and Matt Garvey also joined from Irish while the Armitage brothers, Delon and Steffon, Alex Corbisiero and Shane Geraghty were among other internationals who left the club this decade to further their careers elsewhere. “A number of us emerged together then and enjoyed each other’s company. They are fearless, wanting to score tries and make tackles. It will then be up to the players to drive it because there comes a time when the words of coaches turn into white noise.”. A club spokesperson told Telegraph Sport: "With no clarity on exactly when work can continue in full, we cannot give a precise date for completion". Brentford Community Stadium is a stadium in Brentford, West London, that is the new home of Brentford Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club from 2020, replacing Griffin Park.It has a capacity of 17,250 and is used for both association football and rugby union matches. “The fantastic facilities at Brentford Community Stadium will complement our unrivalled training base at Hazelwood, which is the spiritual home of the whole London Irish family all the way from the minis and juniors in the amateur club up to the professional team, and having the two within easy reach of each other was a significant part of our decision-making process. “Like us, London Irish has a long history in the area and prides itself on having strong roots in the local community.
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