# Reading

Last month
February 2023
# Unhappy
Paul Ince fumes as Ireland U21 international escapes ‘blatant red card’
Mark McGuinness was not dismissed for a lunging tackle on Amadou Mbengue in the 38th minute.
Last year
# Wrap
Ireland's Adam Idah ends difficult year on a high
It was just the Cork native’s 12th appearance in 2022 and sixth in all competitions this season.
# Praise
Paul Ince hails 'outstanding' Jeff Hendrick
The Irish midfielder scored his first goal since joining Reading on loan from Newcastle.
# Pastures new
Irish international Caldwell joins Reading after leaving Man United
The 33-year-old defender could make her debut in the season opener against Liverpool.
# family matters
'He’s an example to everyone. And that’s not just because he’s my son' - Paul Ince
Reading’s matchwinner earned high praise from his manager.
# Comeback
Paul Ince makes winning return to management
Lucas Joao and John Swift scored second-half goals in a 2-1 Reading win.
# resilience
'Knowing Wayne, he has never given up at anything' - Rosenior
Derby staged a fierce rally to draw level near the end against Reading, with late goals from Colin Kazim-Richards and Curtis Davies.
# Drama
Irish duo feature as Wayne Rooney-less Derby scrap to earn late point
The Rams were 2-0 down with four minutes remaining before Colin Kazim-Richards and Curtis Davies scored to seal a share of the spoils.
All time
# Concern
Sheffield United midfielder Fleck taken to hospital after ‘urgent medical care’ during game at Reading
The 30-year-old went down unchallenged in the second half of the game.
# Wrap
Mitrovic treble helps Fulham up to third as Bournemouth miss chance to go top of Championship
Elsewhere, a rare Craig Forsyth goal earned Derby a vital 1-0 home win against Reading.
# Safe Hands
Ireland goalkeeper Moloney scoops Player of the Year double at Reading
The Royals number one was named Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.
# Championship
Derby's relegation concerns deepen, Mick McCarthy's Cardiff draw at Reading
Wayne Rooney’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn.
# Wrap
Norwich restore lead at top of Championship as Sunderland continue push for promotion in League One
The Canaries sit 10 points clear at the top of the table.
# By Royals appointment
Another new addition for St Pat's as Reading striker arrives on loan
Nahum Melvin-Lambert made three first-team appearances for the Royals earlier this season.
# Rise
'If you compare her performance against Germany with a few months earlier, it's incomparable'
Vera Pauw has been impressed by Grace Moloney’s improvement in recent months.
# William Hill
David Meyler: Facing Lampard on his managerial debut and my difficult spell with Reading
This week, our columnist speaks about the outgoing Chelsea boss, working under Paul Clement and his predictions for the weekend.
# Sheppard's bye
'I feel I can probably pass on some knowledge from where I went wrong'
His playing career is now over, but Karl Sheppard isn’t finished with football just yet.
# Championship chase
Ireland's Alan Browne leads Preston North End to big win over Championship leaders
Reading remain at the summit of the table despite suffering a 3-0 home defeat this evening.
# Reunited
Quinton Fortune leaves Man United to become Reading coach alongside John O'Shea
The South African had been working with the Premier League club’s U23s.
# Switch
Bristol Rovers complete two-and-a-half-year deal for Ireland U21 international
Josh Barrett, who featured for Stephen Kenny’s side at the Toulon Tournament, has left Reading.
# Journey
The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him
Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.
# Encouraging signs
'I've always scored goals' - Ireland U21 international bagged a brilliant brace for Reading last night
‘I know what I’m capable of doing,’ Royals midfielder Josh Barrett added after their EFL Cup win.
# over and out
David Meyler's difficult spell at Reading has come to an end
The Republic of Ireland midfielder has agreed to the mutual termination of his contract with the club.
# reading all about it
O'Shea returns to Reading to take up first coaching role after retirement
The former Ireland defender will be part of the Championship club’s backroom team next season.
# giddy up
'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams
The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.
# Sheasy
John O'Shea announces retirement from professional football on 38th birthday
The 118-time capped Ireland defender will bow out after Reading’s game against Birmingham this Sunday.
# On the Move
Ireland international Meyler signs for League One promotion hopefuls
The 29-year-old has joined Coventry on loan until the end of the season
# clarification
Ireland international Paul McShane denies reports he has been transfer listed
Injury problems have meant the Reading defender has played just four times this season.
Man United vs Reading, FA Cup third round
We went minute-by-minute as Manchester United faced Reading in the third round of the FA Cup.
# Burn after reading
Reading sack Paul Clement after less than nine months in charge
‘The time is now right to make a change,’ Readings owners say after four wins from 20 league games.
# New Perspective
'When I first moved to England… Coming back to Ireland would have been a last resort'
UCD attacker Conor Davis on his rejuvenation in the First Division after a difficult end to his spell at Reading.
# Looking Back
'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning'
Ex-Ireland international Noel Hunt on persistent abuse from fans as well as highs and lows at Reading, Leeds and elsewhere in his football career.
# Pastures new
Veteran Irish defender John O'Shea leaves Sunderland to make Championship return
The former Manchester United player has signed with Reading ahead of the 2018-19 season.
# Royal Engagement
David Meyler snapped up by Championship club after Hull exit
The Ireland midfielder has signed for Reading on a two-year deal.
# Going Up
Cardiff back in the Premier League as Neil Warnock earns record eighth promotion
They drew 0-0 with Reading in the Championship today, as third-place Fulham lost 3-1 to Birmingham.
# International Allegiance
'It had nothing to do with feeling English or Irish, it was a personal thing between me and my family'
Reading midfielder Liam Kelly has been speaking about turning down a call-up to the Ireland squad.
# Stam Down
From Championship play-off final to sacked in 10 months for ex-Man United defender Stam
The ex-Netherlands international has departed his post at Reading.
# Thriller
Paul McShane hits the bar in stoppage-time as Premier League-chasing Cardiff steal draw at Reading
The Bluebirds scored twice in the final 10 minutes, before McShane almost won it for Reading.
# Potential
Reading's Irish youngster enjoyed a landmark night in the Championship
22-year-old midfielder Liam Kelly made his 50th appearance for the Royals.
# Flying
One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today
Matt Doherty was on target as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Reading.