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 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.

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Europa League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Mlada Boleslav

It is a step up in calibre of opposition for Shamrock Rovers this week as the Hoops take on a Mlada Boleslav from the Czech Republic in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday (kick-off 8pm). The Hoops overcame Icelandic opposition in the ...

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So who are Mlada Boleslav, Shamrock Rovers' Europa League opponents?

Thursday at Tallaght Stadium sees Shamrock Rovers welcome FK Mlada Boleslav for the first leg of their Europa League second qualifying round tie.

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Europa League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Stjarnan

Rovers take a 1-0 lead to Tallaght Stadium on Thursday night.

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Sean Heaney joins Waterford on loan from Shamrock Rovers

The Dubliner links up again with director of football Pat Fenlon, who was his manager at Shamrock Rovers last year.

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Postcard from Iceland - the land of fire, ice & a precious Euro away win

For Shamrock Rovers it was a journey to the land of fire and ice and what would be a precious first leg away win in the Europa League First Qualifying Round. The Hoops take a 1-0 lead back to Tallaght ...

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Europa League Preview: Stjarnan -v- Shamrock Rovers

Stjarnan welcome Shamrock Rovers to their small Samsung Vollurinn Stadium outside of Reykjavik on Thursday evening (kick off 8.15pm Irish time).

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 4 - 1 Drogheda United

The teenagers ran riot for Rovers in the second half as the Hoops got their eighth win in a ten home game unbeaten sequence as they defeated Drogheda United 4-1 at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night.

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James McClean on being back home in Derry

James McClean wears his heart on his sleeve and his love for Derry in ink on his body. Speaking on this week’s Irishman Abroad podcast with Jarlath Regan, amongst the topics in the wide ranging interview, the Ireland international talked ...

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O'Connor 'on it' for Bradley's Hoops win over Harps

With four players missing from each side’s team due to suspension, the size and quality of the Shamrock Rovers squad helped the Hoops to the 1-0 win over Finn Harps in Ballybofey on Friday night.

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Midseason Report Card - Shamrock Rovers

Macdara Ferris runs the rule over Shamrock Rovers' hot and cold campaign to date.

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Watch: This superb Randolph performance to help maintain his number one status

Some discussion that Darren Randolph's starting position tonight is in jeopardy but he could hardly be dropped after this brilliant recent performance!

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O'Neill positive ahead of Austria Aviva clash

Martin O’Neill is looking for his men to start the match strongly and not simply ease into the game as they have done so in recent competitive games.

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World Cup Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Austria

Since Martin O’Neill’s men won 1-0 in Austria last November, their momentum was checked somewhat by the scoreless home draw against Wales. That match cost them more than just two dropped points with the Republic of Ireland now missing captain ...

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O'Neill looking to Warrior Walters in Austria battle

The battle for qualification for Russia 2018 comes into sharp focus for the Republic of Ireland on Sunday evening. Ahead of the Austria clash at the Aviva Stadium, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at the pre-match press conference took ...

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Postcard from Cardiff and the Champions League Final

It certainly was a different type of occasion to the last football match I’d attended in the same venue. A decade ago, I’d been in Cardiff to watch a Republic of Ireland side managed by caretaker boss Don Givens play ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie

Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of a star-studded Real Madrid team, earned his man of the match award in the Champions League Final on Saturday evening, scoring two goals to help his team claim their twelfth European Cup.

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Zinedine Zidane - We were spectacular in that second half

While Juventus came to Cardiff after winning six consecutive Scudetti, it was Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid team that earned their own six in a row. Real’s 4-1 win over Juve means they have triumphed in each of their last six ...

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Champions League Final Report: Juventus 1 - 4 Real Madrid

Once again Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real Madrid to glory on the night when they became the first side to win back-to-back Champions Leagues. What a season for the team from Madrid who win a La Liga and European Cup double ...

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Champions League Final LIVE UPDATES: Juventus -v- Real Madrid

For La Vecchia Signora it is a real match. The Old Lady and her old men are looking for their first European Cup success in 21 years, their third in total, as they take on the mighty Real Madrid in ...

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Buffon's battle for Champions League glory

Juventus captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who is looking to keep Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo at bay.

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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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