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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All about a win in Aviva for Mick McCarthy

Last time out in the Aviva Stadium, the Republic of Ireland put in a decent performance against Georgia.

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Captain Coleman feels the country is behind the Boys in Green

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman was at the Donegal and Tyrone Ulster GAA Championship game on Saturday and he feels there were plenty of positive vibes being sent his way for his Ireland team from the supporters at Breffni ...

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Different challenge awaits McCarthy's men after Denmark draw

After digging deep in Denmark to grab a late goal to earn a draw in Copenhagen, it is a different challenge that awaits the Boys in Green against Gibraltar on Monday night at the Aviva Stadium.

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With the new League of Ireland season due to kick-off next month, are doing our annual recruitment drive for new reporters to join our volunteer team.

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Postcard from Madrid and the Champions League Final

Saturday has rolled into Sunday and it is slightly eerie standing pitchside in the magnificent Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid close to one in the morning.

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Van Dijk delight at Liverpool's success under Klopp

Liverpool's success under Jurgen Klopp this season has been built on their defensive set-up, giving them a platform to maximise their offensive talent further up the pitch.

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Pochettino does not dwell on Spurs future talk after Final defeat

Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t drawn on his future with Tottenham Hotspur after his side’s defeat in the Champions League Final in Madrid on Saturday night.

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Jurgen Klopp hails his young Liverpool heroes

No more talk of being a losing finalist for Jurgen Klopp now after his side secured a sixth European Cup and his first winners medal after losing six successive cup finals as a manager.

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Champions League Final Report: Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2 Liverpool

Liverpool secured their sixth European Cup crown as Jurgen Klopp, who had previously lost six cup finals as a manager, led his team to victory to excorcise the dissapointment of the defeat in last year's final.

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Tactical battle set for Madrid says Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold

To go with his dozen clean sheets defensively, Trent Alexander-Arnold brought his A (attacking) game to his Liverpool performances this season.

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We want to write history in football - Pochettino

While Liverpool Football Club are synonymous with the European Cup, their opponents in Saturday's all-English Champions League Final tie Tottenham Hotspur have their own history in Europe.

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Champions League Final Preview Podcast - Live from Madrid - Spurs v Liverpool

Declan Marron chats with Macdara Ferris live from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on the eve of the Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

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Mood music sounds good in Madrid for Klopp & Liverpool

There is nothing quite like that bright Jurgen Klopp smile and is was certainly on show when he spoke with the media ahead of Saturday night's Champions League Final.

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Champions League Final Preview: Tottenham Hotspur -v- Liverpool

The challenge for Spurs in Saturday’s Champions League Final is that they face a very familiar domestic foe in Liverpoool who, along with their rich (and recent) European pedigree, have had the upperhand over Tottenham, not just in the last ...

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Skomina the man in the middle in Madrid for Champions League Final

Slovenian referee Damir Skomina will be in charge for Saturday's Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

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UEFA U17 European Championships Report: France 1 - 2 Italy

It was the Italian anthem that was echoing around Tallaght Stadium after the final whistle as the victorious Italy players gathered in front of their own fans to celebrate their progression to the final of the under-17 Euros.

Read More Sportscast Episode 145 - There is no LOI in Team (Town or Tribe)

We caught up with the SSE Airtricity League First Division's top scorer this week as Cabinteely striker Rob Manley joined us on the show.

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UEFA U17 European Championships Report: France 6 - 1 Czech Republic

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adil Aouchiche certainly looks the calibre of young player that could make the step up into the senior French squad pretty soon.

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The Sportscast Episode 144 - Bucko goes Native (Interview: Daire O'Connor)

With no Monday matches to attend for a change, two of our team got together on the May Bank Holiday Monday to record the latest Sportscast.

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The Sportscast Episode 143 - 6:20 to Belfield (Louise Quinn and Ian Morris)

We caught up with Arsenal defender Louise Quinn to discuss her significant contribution to the Gunners winning their first league title in seven years.

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extratime photography gallery of the month

Here is a selection of some of the best shots our snappers got on their travels to all four corners of the island.

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

Having won eight league games in a row for the first time in over two decades, it has been back-to-back league defeats for the Hoops in their last two games.

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Seventh heaven for Rovers as Kavanagh gets back-to-back openers

Sean Kavanagh's goals in back-to-back games have helped his side pick up seven league wins in a row as Shamrock Rovers continue their superb start to the season.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

Table toppers Shamrock Rovers welcome Waterford to Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening (kick off 8pm) with the Hoops looking to win their seventh game in a row.

Read More Sportscast Episode 140 - No Disqualification in Ballybofey

On this week's Sportscast, host Declan Marron and senior reporter Macdara Ferris, amongst a bit too much wrestling talk, discuss how this season's title challenge is shaping up.

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