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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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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EA SPORTS Cup First Round fixtures set

The eight EA SPORTS Cup first round matches will all be played on Tuesday March 21.

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Season Preview 2017 - Shamrock Rovers

Macdara Ferris previews the Hoops' prospects for the 2017 Premier Division campaign.

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League of Ireland Premier Division 2017 - Extratime's Ones to Watch

Ahead of the kick off to the League of Ireland campaign, our team of extratime.ie reporters picked a player at each club who they think are someone to watch out for the season. On a club-by-club basis, along with the ...

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Fran Gavin hails 'brave decision' to go with ten-team Premier Division

FAI Director of Competition Fran Gavin has defended the decision that will see three teams automatically relegated from the top flight and only the First Division champions promoted at the end of the season.

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Liam Buckley: It will be a tougher league this year

The capture of the EA Sports Cup by St. Patrick’s Athletic was the undoubted highlight of last season for the Saints.

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President's Cup provides curtain raiser for the football season

Even after a busy week of official engagements, the 75-year-old is often to be seen on a Friday night at a League of Ireland ground somewhere around the country.

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Keane looking for next generation of Irish legends in the League of Ireland

Roy Keane is from the generation of Irish players who became Irish legends with their performances in qualifying and playing at the World Cup. The Republic of Ireland assistant manager will be looking for the players in the current squad ...

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Lopes loving full time football

Roberto Lopes made the big switch from the red and black side of Dublin to the green and white side over the winter. Going from Bohemians to Shamrock Rovers has meant the move from part-time to full time football and ...

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Friendly Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 1 Leeds United u23

Shamrock Rovers defeated an under 23 side from Leeds United 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Tallaght Stadium. The Hoops led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Brandon Miele and David McAllister. Gary Shaw added a third before Irish ...

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Hoops add more Pepper Money

Pepper have extended their sponsorship deal with Shamrock Rovers for another two seasons. The deal will see the company continue as the Hoops main club sponsor. Pepper Money, their newly launched retail consumer brand for mortgage lending, will feature on ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (weekend 21/22 Jan 2017)

Football fans from clubs across all four professional divisions in England this weekend were delighted with their Irish players’ highly skilled performance in front of goal. Irishmen grabbed ten goals in total including four scored from players who have emigrated ...

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Hoops head to Spain

Shamrock Rovers are off on their travels again this pre-season. They are not travelling as far as last year when they played a pre-season tournament in India but next Sunday the Hoops head to Spain for a five day training ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad FA Cup Special (9 Jan 2017)

League action mostly took a back seat in England over the weekend with the third round of the FA Cup taking centre stage. There were also a handful of League One and Two matches but the Scottish Premier League is ...

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O'Connor makes Hoops move from Dundalk

Shamrock Rovers on Saturday announced their third close season signing from three-in-a-row League of Ireland Champions Dundalk. Highly regarded young striker Michael O’Connor joins Rovers from the Lilywhites. The 18-year-old player joins Darren Meenan and Ronan Finn who have also ...

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Extratime.ie Top Articles of 2016 (10th to 1st)

Macdara Ferris takes a look at what made the biggest impact on Extratime.ie with the public with the top 10 articles of 2016!

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Extratime.ie Top Articles of 2016 (20th to 11th)

Macdara Ferris takes a look at what made the biggest impact on Extratime.ie with the public beginning with the countdown of the 20th to the 11th most popular articles.

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Christmas comes early for Hoops with goalkeeper signings

Christmas has come early for Shamrock Rovers with the signing of two goalkeepers today. Former FC Santa Claus goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski and Galway United ‘keeper Kevin Horgan have joined the Hoops.

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