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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World Cup Postcard from the stunning St. Petersburg spaceship stadium

If you think the stadium looks like something out of this world, then that is exactly what the Japanese architect Kisho Kurosawa wanted. His vision was for the venue to look like a spaceship that had landed on the edge ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Report: Morocco 0 - 1 Iran

Iran came out on top in St. Petersburg with a massive helping hand from Morocco

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World Cup Postcard from St Petersburg - Fan Fest fun as Russia 2018 kicks off

Our reporter Macdara Ferris may be only in Russia 24 hours but his first World Cup postcard from St. Petersburg has already arrived.

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Iran

Iran head into back to back World Cups for the first time ever and we preview their chances.

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Nigeria

Nigeria were the first African side to qualify for the tournament.

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Morocco

Morocco made it through qualifying with ease.

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League Report: Bohemians 1 - 2 Derry City

First half goals from Rory Hale, who got his first goal for the club, and Rory Patterson were the difference on the night when the Candystripes dominated even if a late JJ Lunney goal to cause them a bit of ...

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Russia

Russia are the hosts and also the lowest ranked team in the competition but do they have what it takes to win it in their own backyard.

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Extratime has got you sorted for your World Cup coverage

As we have done for the last number of international tournaments, will bring you extensive coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Burke to miss Dundalk game due to international commitments

Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke will miss Friday’s SSE Airtricity League fixture against Dundalk due to being on Republic of Ireland duty.

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Postcard from Paris - Lightning strikes for the League of Ireland

Both the Republic of Ireland and France face the United States in the coming fortnight.

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A dream night for Graham Burke in Paris

The talented 24-year-old became the first League of Ireland player to get a cap for Ireland since Cork City’s Joe Gamble in 2007.

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International Friendly Report: France 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland

The French travel as one of the favourites for this summer’s World Cup and the ease with which they dismissed the Republic of Ireland 2-0 on Monday evening gives an insight into why.

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International Friendly Preview: France -v- Republic of Ireland

World Cup-bound France welcome the Republic of Ireland to the Stade de Fance on Monday night (kick-off 8pm Irish time).

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Deschamps: direct Ireland can cause difficulty for French

We didn’t quite get a reference from Didier Deschamps about the Boys in Green playing a British style of football, but the World Cup-winning captain and current French boss called out the Republic of Ireland as a direct team.

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O'Neill and his boys in green not fazed by French Test

Martin O’Neill’s men won’t be taking things easy on World Cup bound France in Monday night’s friendly. O’Neill is focussed on giving his players plenty of game time against world class opposition before the Republic of Ireland begin their UEFA ...

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Eye-catching League of Ireland players worthy of their chance says captain Coleman

Seamus Coleman reckons they are plenty of opportunities for League of Ireland players to catch the eye of the Ireland management team.

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Dublin derby rivals confirmed for Ireland duty - Supple and Burke become boys in green

Both SSE Airtricity League players have received their first senior call up – along with former St. Patrick’s Athletic keeper Conor O’Malley – for Ireland’s upcoming friendlies away to France on Monday night and at home to United States on ...

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League Report: Bohemians 0 - 2 Dundalk

The Lilywhites lead at the top of table remains two points after they beat a resolute Bohemians side 2-0 at Dalymount Park on Friday.

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Dundalk

The Gypsies are looking to make it three league wins in a row for the first time since October 2015 this evening when they welcome recent three-in-a-row league winners Dundalk to Dalymount Park (kick off 7.45pm).

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Graham Burke part of provisional Ireland squad for upcoming friendlies

Shamrock Rovers player Graham Burke was named by Martin O’Neill in his initial Republic of Ireland squad for the friendlies against Celtic (20 May), France (28 May) and United States (2 June).

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Waterford

Shamrock Rovers welcome Waterford to Tallaght Stadium for the very first time in Premier Division action (kick off 8pm).

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League Preview: St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Saints are seeking a win over Shamrock Rovers on Friday in the south Dublin derby, a victory that would draw them level with the Hoops in fifth place in the table (kick off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Cork City

Having stopped the Candystripes get a seventh successive league win, the test in Tallaght now on Monday night for the Hoops is to go head-to-head with last season’s double winners and current table toppers Cork City (kick off 8pm).

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

Having been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the EA Sports Cup by the Hoops last season, Longford Town extracted revenge over Rovers by claiming a late winner in the second round of this year’s competition on Tuesday evening.

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