Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter


Macdara Ferris Info

Role: Senior Reporter

Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012, 10:44 p.m.

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Macdara Ferris is a contributor since 2007 to Hoops Scene (Shamrock Rovers' match day programme) and the co-author of Tallaght Time: Shamrock Rovers 2009 to 2012. He still believes that one day he will see Rovers win the FAI Cup. The first international game he attended was Luxembourg being dispatched 2-1 at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's Ireland team.

He has been a writer with extratime.ie since 2012 covering the League of Ireland, the Irish National team and a few Champions League finals. He has also been known to pop up in far flung places like Ballybofey, Belfast, Berlin and Brazil to report for extratime.


Macdara Ferris's Articles

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Bradley frustrated with phantom free out

Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley was frustrated with the outcome of their game on Friday night following their long trek to take on Derry City in Buncrana for the first time.

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League Report: Derry City 3-1 Shamrock Rovers

The Candystripes claimed only their second win in their last ten matches with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win over Shamrock Rovers at Maginn Park. First half goals for City from Aaron McEneff and Barry McNamee, either side of Graham Burke’s ...

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Hoops' Corry hungry to be back playing

After over 18 months out with injury, Paul Corry was delighted to start his first competitive game on Tuesday evening for Shamrock Rovers in their EA Sports Cup quarter-final win over Longford Town.

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Hoops' Corry hungry to be back playing

After over 18 months out with injury, Paul Corry was delighted to start his first competitive game on Tuesday evening for Shamrock Rovers in their EA Sports Cup quarter-final win over Longford Town.

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Hoops' Corry hungry to be back playing

After over 18 months out with injury, Paul Corry was delighted to start his first competitive game on Tuesday evening for Shamrock Rovers in their EA Sports Cup quarter-final win over Longford Town.

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EA Sports Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 0 Longford Town

Shamrock Rovers made it to their sixth consecutive EA Sports Cup semi-final with a 1-0 win over Longford Town in Tallaght on Tuesday evening. 17-year-old Dean Dillon was the hero for the Hoops scoring with six minutes to go in ...

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Longford Town

The winner will join Dundalk, Cork City and Galway United in the pot for the semi finals.

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League Report: Bray Wanderers 4 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

The Seagulls continued their impressive season so far with a stunning 4-2 win over Shamrock Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday night. A brace from Gary McCabe, along with goals from Dylan Connolly and Jason Marks, earned Bray their ...

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Seagulls sit third in the league following last week's 3-1 victory over champions Dundalk at Oriel Park.

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Three is the magic number for Hoops boss Bradley

Bradley spoke after Simon Madden's late goal earned Rovers their third win of the season.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Having started their league campaign with four defeats from their opening six games, there is no panic at Shamrock Rovers but they could certainly do with picking up all three points against Finn Harps in Tallaght on Friday (kick off ...

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'Roadstone' Rovers - off field developments for the Hoops

Last Saturday morning was a busy one for the Irish football journalist and fan, amongst the distractions of the post-match discussions surrounding the costly loss of Captain Coleman after the Ireland Wales clash, we also had to deal with a ...

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Michael O'Neill: 'Once you get to ten points you start to look at the fixtures that are ahead'

The former Shamrock Rovers boss was delighted with Northern Ireland's 2-0 win over Norway.

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World Cup 2018 Qualifier Report: Northern Ireland 2 - 0 Norway

Jamie Ward and Conor Washington scored in the first half to give all three points to Michael O’Neill’s men.

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World Cup 2018 Qualifier Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Norway

A win for the home side will go a long way to keep Michael O’Neill’s men in the hunt for a World Cup berth.

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Confident Coleman clear Wales are more than just Bale

With Wales coming into Friday’s game four points behind the Republic of Ireland, there has been much discussion as to whether this is a must win game for Chris Coleman’s men. The Welsh manager though wasn’t too worried when he ...

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League of Ireland Workshop - Towards a Sustainable League

The Irish Supporters Network (ISN) will hold a League of Ireland workshop at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday 26 March. The theme of the event is ‘Towards A Sustainable League’ and the workshop will have a range of sessions that will ...

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Is the League of Ireland under-supported?

There is a change to our Friday night football in Ireland this week. The League of Ireland is shuttled to Saturday so that the World Cup Qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales takes centre stage. Those two teams ...

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Stephen Bradley: 'I keep saying I trust this group and I believe in them'

The Rovers boss spoke after his team bounced back from Friday's defeat to Derry with a win in Galway.

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League Report: Galway United 1 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers and their striker Gary Shaw continued their excellent record against Galway United with a 2-1 on Monday night. Shaw scored twice on the night, having got the winner the last time the Hoops visited Eamon Deacy Park. It ...

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Tribesmen come into Monday’s visit of Shamrock Rovers to Eamon Deacy Park (kick off 7pm) on the back of earning their first point of the season last Friday night. Away to Finn Harps, United came from behind to draw ...

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O'Neill names North squad for Norway game

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill named his squad last Friday for their upcoming game against Norway in Windsor Park on Sunday 26 March. His namesake Martin O’Neill will name the Republic of Ireland squad on Monday for their Group D ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Having lost to the champions Dundalk on the opening night and gaining a win in the Dublin derby against Bohs last week, the big games for Shamrock Rovers continue when they welcome Derry City to Tallaght Stadium on Friday night ...

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