Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter

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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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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Finn Harps

The Hoops have six league games remaining in the season to secure their current third spot and the final automatic qualification place for Europe. Four of those games are in Tallaght Stadium starting with Friday night’s clash with Finn Harps ...

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EA Sports Cup Final Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Dundalk

On a number of occasions this season Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley has described Rovers' next game to come as a “cup final” for their opponents. Well today it is actually the case as the Hoops take on Dundalk in ...

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Rovers receive FAI financial support for Roadstone development

€180,000 is being made available by the FAI to fund the completion of phase one and to support the next phase of development for the League of Ireland club’s academy.

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Ticket news for travelling Ireland fans for Cardiff clash

The FAI received over 9,000 applications for the 3,500 away tickets they have been allocated for next month’s clash in Cardiff between the Republic of Ireland and Wales.

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Semi-final opponents hold no fear for Hoops' Bradley

“I don’t care,” said Bradley “Cork, Dundalk, Limerick. It doesn’t bother me.”

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FAI Cup Report: Bluebell United 2 - 4 Shamrock Rovers

A Brandon Meile hat-trick helped Shamrock Rovers dispatch Bluebell United 4-2 at Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening as the Hoops reached their fourth FAI Cup semi-final in the last eight seasons (and their first since 2014).

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FAI Cup Preview: Bluebell United -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Bell will travel to Tallaght Stadium as the home team to take on Shamrock Rovers in Friday’s FAI Cup quarter-final (kick off 7.45pm).

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World Cup Qualifier Report: Northern Ireland 2 - 0 Czech Republic

It was party time in Belfast on Monday night as Northern Ireland secured second place in World Cup Qualifying Group C with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Czech Republic at Windsor Park.

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World Cup Qualifier Preview: Northern Ireland - v - Czech Republic

Remarkably Northern Ireland can wrap up second place in their World Cup qualifying group with just a point in their third last qualifier which takes place on Monday.

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Bluebell switch home quarter-final to Tallaght Stadium

The FAI have confirmed the details of next weekend’s FAI Cup quarter-finals including one switch of venue.

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FAI CUP Report: Shelbourne 0 - 3 Shamrock Rovers

Three second half goals for Shamrock Rovers were enough for the Hoops to get by Shelbourne, earning them passage into Monday’s FAI Cup quarter-final draw and their fifth competitive win in a row. There was to be no cup upset ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Shelbourne -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Reds are relishing the chance to take on their old Ringsend rivals Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the FAI Cup on Friday night at Tolka Park (kick off 7.45pm).

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Michael O'Neill names Northern Ireland squad for crucial double-header

Northern Ireland face San Marino away before hosting rivals for second place the Czech Republic in Windsor Park.

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Defender Danny Devine departs Shamrock Rovers

Over the weekend, Shamrock Rovers confirmed the departure of defender Danny Devine from the club by mutual consent.

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League Report: Limerick 1 - 0 Bohemians

The boos for Limerick after their mid-week defeat were put in the past as they beat Bohs 1-0 on Saturday night at Markets Field to move four points clear of the dangerzone.

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League Preview: Galway United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Galway United host Shamrock Rovers on Friday (kick-off 7.45pm) knowing a win would move out of the relegation zone and above Limerick, at least temporarily, in the table.

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Stephen Bradley: 'When we go one up now, I don't get nervous and you can see that in the players'

The Hoops boss spoke following a comfortable 2-0 win over strugglers Limerick at the Markets Field.

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League Report: Limerick 0 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

Having won back-to-back home cup games last week, Rovers won their first league game in three with a 2-0 win over Limerick at the Markets Field.

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Dave Webster: 'It is hard when teams have ten men behind the ball'

Webster spoke after a week when Rovers found it difficult to break down defensively-minded Cork City and Glenville.

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FAI Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 0 Glenville

With a three decade drought of FAI Cup wins nobody at Shamrock Rovers will be getting too carried away with their 1-0 First Round win over non-league Glenville at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night.

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Natalya Coyle - 'I get to travel the world and do something that I really enjoy' caught up this week with Modern Pentathlete and Olympian Natalya Coyle. She spoke on our latest Sportscast from her current training camp in Poland ahead of this month’s International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Senior World Championships which take place ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Last Friday Rovers' excellent home league record – undefeated since Cork’s visit on St. Patrick’s Day – came unstuck against Bohemian’s impressive away record. The Gypsies beat Rovers 2-1 earning Bohs their seventh away league win this season (compared with ...

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Clarke and Carpenter offered ticket to ride with Rovers

The pair sign from Leinster Senior League outfit Collinstown.

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Grace signs for Rovers as countdown to close of transfer window continues

The 24-year-old defender will help the club’s conundrum at centre-half position.

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