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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League Report: Cork City 1 - 3 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers showed a real sign of intent with their title ambitions by going ten points clear at the top of the table by beating Cork City

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League Preview: Cork City - v - Shamrock Rovers

The Leesiders welcome current league leaders Shamrock Rovers to Turner's Cross for Friday’s 7.45pm kick off hoping to bounce back after last week's league loss to Dundalk in Oriel Park.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

It is a tale of two table toppers facing off against one another at the Carlisle Grounds in EA Sports Cup action on Monday (7.45pm kick off) as First Division leaders Bray Wanderers welcome Shamrock Rovers who are seven points ...

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Michael O'Neill's men will carry momentum into next qualifiers thanks to deserved late winner

The late winner in Belfast means Northern Ireland have gathered maximum points from their opening two EURO 2020 qualifiers and sit top of the Group C qualification table.

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Euro 2020 Qualifier Report: Northern Ireland 2 - 1 Belarus

It looked like it was going to be a frustrating night in Belfast for Northern Ireland as Belarus seemed set to hold Michael O’Neill’s men to a 1-1 draw only for substitute Josh Magennis to be the match winner three ...

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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Belarus

Michael O’Neill's men have begun their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign well with a 2-0 win over Estonia last Thursday.

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League Report: Finn Harps 0 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers moved seven points clear at the top of the table thanks to Greg Bolger's late winner for the Hoops in Ballybofey.

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League Preview: Finn Harps - v - Shamrock Rovers

Finn Harps face league leaders Shamrock Rovers in Ballybofey (kick off 8pm) in what is Friday’s only Premier Division game.

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Ronan Finn happy with Hoops fine start as Rovers face Finn Harps in Friday's only top flight game

This Friday Finn Harps will host Shamrock Rovers in what will be the only Premier Division game of the weekend.

Read More Sportscast Episode 137 - Loan us your ears

Host Declan Marron got the ET Sportcast team together in studio for episode 137 with plenty of chat about the John Delaney loan to the FAI.

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Striking options for Ireland's trip to the rock

Mick McCarthy has somewhat limited options to choose from up front for the upcoming game against Gibraltar.

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Mick McCarthy brings better mood to Ireland camp

It was a different atmosphere out in Abbotstown on Monday morning as Mick McCarthy took charge of Republic of Ireland training for the first time in 17 years.

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We knew we needed to start quick - Stephen Bradley on Shamrock Rovers' season so far

The superb start to the season for Shamrock Rovers has seen the Hoops take an early lead at the top of the table.

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Jack Byrne called into Republic of Ireland senior squad

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has been called into Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Shamrock Rovers moved four points clear at the top of the early season table with a very straightforward 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening. Ronan Finn, Dan Carr and Jack Byrne all scored their first ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Adding in last week’s clean sheet in the 1-0 win in Inchicore and the Hoops have kept four clean sheets from their six league games to date – making it 15 clean sheets from their last 21 league games.

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O'Neill names Northern Ireland squad for start of Euro 2020 campaign

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has named a 27 man strong squad for the first two games of his team’s Euro 2020 campaign.

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WATCH: Morrissey's couple of crackers for Cork City

Gearoid Morrissey got a couple of crackers for Cork City on Friday night in his side's 4-3 away win over Finn Harps.

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Cabinteely celebrate International Women's Day with free admission for women

With International Women's Day taking place this Friday 8 March, Cabinteely are offering free admission to women to their SSE Airtricity League First Division game against Longford Town on Friday.

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Bradley calling for more ruthless Rovers

Hoops boss Stephen Bradley wants his team to be more ruthless.

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Dalymount Park development programme details

Dalymount Park development plans

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

The Hoops have the chance to go top once again in the early season table on Monday night when Finn Harps travel to Tallaght (kick off 8pm).

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League of Ireland viral videos

We've put together a short selection of some of the best of the League of Ireland videos that the club's have produced this season.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Derry City

The Hoops will be playing their first home game of the season and in front of a packed new 2,000 seater south stand for the first time in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night when Derry City are the visitors (kick ...

Read More Sportscast 135 - There Will Be A First Division This Year

Our latest ET Sportscast show - the 'There Will Be A First Division This Year' edition.

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