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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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

The FAI Cup famine continues for yet another year which makes the arrival of bitter cross city rivals Bohemians to Tallaght on Friday night (kick off 8pm) all the more of a must-win game for Hoops supporters, who haven’t seen ...

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Goalkeeping situation at Shamrock Rovers clears with Chencinski departure

With Alan Mannus having made his first Shamrock Rovers start on Sunday after a seven year spell away from the club, the Hoops have confirmed on Monday the departure of Tomer Chencinski from Tallaght.

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Europa League Postcard from Stockholm (AIK -v- Shamrock Rovers)

Macdara Ferris talks us through his trip to Stockholm to watch Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualification action

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FIFA announce World Cup awards

Following France’s World Cup Final win in Moscow, FIFA announced their awards for the tournament.

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FIFA announce World Cup awards

Following France’s World Cup Final win in Moscow, FIFA announced their awards for the tournament.

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FIFA announce World Cup awards

Following France's World Cup Final win in Moscow, FIFA announced their awards for the tournament.

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FIFA announce World Cup awards for Russia 2018 tournament

Following France's World Cup Final win in Moscow, FIFA announced their awards for the tournament.

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FIFA World Cup Report: Belgium 2 - 0 England

Belgium’s golden generation secured the World Cup bronze medal on Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg with a 2-0 win over England who end up going home in fourth place.

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FAI confirm fixture changes to facilitate clubs in Europe

With four League of Ireland clubs in the midst of tackling their European campaigns, the FAI have moved a number of fixtures to assist those teams in Europe – with further changes noted should any team progress through to the ...

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The Extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 118 - Europa League Qualifier Special

It is a European football special on the latest ET Sportscast.

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Watch: Highlights of Dundalk's 1-0 win away to Levadia Tallinn

Dundalk will carry a 1-0 lead into their Europa League First Qualifying Round second leg match at Oriel Park against Levadia Tallinn.

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League Report: Bohemians 0 - 3 Sligo Rovers

Having been in disarray last weekend losing to crisis club Bray Wanderers, Sligo Rovers turned it around to take all three points at Dalymount Park on Friday evening.

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Seagulls set for strike action over unpaid wages

They will serve the required seven-day notice to their employers early next week which means that Bray’s home game with League of Ireland Champions Cork City on July 27th is a major doubt.

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Special night for Southgate as England exorcise previous penalty failures

England advanced to the quarter-final of the World Cup in dramatic fashion in the Spartak Stadium in what their manager Gareth Southgate called “a special night.”

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Cahill wary of threat from familiar Colombian striker Falcao

While England may have dropped into the perceived easier side of the draw in the World Cup, they come up against a quality Colombian side that includes in-form striker Radamel Falcao in the last 16 in the Spartak Stadium next ...

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Watch: Nothing beats being there

Shamrock Rovers latest video promotion is an atmospheric affair showing the build-up to kick off around Tallaght Stadium ahead of a big Dublin derby.

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World Cup Postcard - Football's coming home

When plotting out a schedule for which group games extratime.ie would attend, I hoped to witness a memorable England v Belgium game.

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Martinez's men take momentum in to knock out phase

Was winning actually a losing strategy for Belgium in this World Cup and will England’s defeat actually help them with overall victory? The rest of the tournament will have to play out before we can make a firm call.

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Southgate spins positives from losing battle of the B teams with Belgium

The English boss was spinning the positives after the 1-0 England defeat to Belgium in Kaliningrad.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Report: England 0 - 1 Belgium

This could have been viewed as a match neither team wanted to win as the route to World Cup success was possibly being determined by losing the game and ending in the easy side of the draw. As it was ...

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Win over England not priority for Belgium

Roberto Martinez will ring in the changes in Kaliningrad on Thursday evening for Belgium’s final group game. Unlike Gareth Southgate, Martinez made it quite clear that his priority was not a win in the match against England.

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Southgate seeks win as England gain momentum

It is isn’t quite a dead rubber in Group G on Thursday evening between England and Belgium with both teams having already made the knock out stages. It also isn’t merely about bragging rights either with momentum in the manager’s ...

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