Gareth Penrose

Founder / Owner of Extratime

Gareth Penrose Info

Role: Founder / Owner of Extratime

Start Date: March 1, 2007, 11:08 a.m.


Website: Click here to visit

LinkedIn: Click to visit

Gareth Penrose is the founder of The site was originally thought up and named in the back of Kennedy’s pub in Drumcondra in early 2007 but it wasn’t until March 2008 that it appeared on the internet. Gareth was previously involved with Shelbourne Football Club where he ran the club website from 2001 to 2006.

Gareth has written many articles, covered many games, and got to experience Europa League finals and European Championships, but many would say his greatest achievements have been on the playing field. From scoring his first ever goal for Shelbourne to executing possibly the slowest falling down / bicycle kick in a 6-a-side media tournament.

Gareth is also responsible for coding and designing the site so any complaints about Extratime can be directed at him. He’s also been known to talk endlessly about TV shows and computers which you can follow over at his account on twitter. He now can be seen irregularly in the press box in Drogheda and ranting about attendance figures and European coefficients.

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - - The Story So Far

To date, based on the 240 fixtures played across the two divisions, 326,745 people have attended games in the League of Ireland.

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Former Spurs youth Kenny McEvoy departs Waterford

After six months at the club and 16 appearances, Waterford have confirmed that midfielder Kenny McEvoy has left the club by mutual consent.

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Finn Harps sign former Wolves striker Ibrahim Keita

Finn Harps have signed French-born striker Ibrahim Keita, with the player making his debut on Friday night in Finn Park.

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Panini launch 'Road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia' sticker collection

Growing up in the 1980's, the weekly pilgrimage a League of Ireland ground wasn’t the only vital football related journey of the week. The once-a-week early morning trip to the local shop to secure a copy of Shoot! Magazine was ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 -- Gameweek 18

The televised game between Cork City and Limerick topped the attendance charts this week with 4,725 turning up to watch the Rebel Army extend their unbeaten run in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division. The Cork crowd represented ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 -- The Story So Far

The mid-season break in the League of Ireland has come and gone and it is time to review how attendance figures for the SSE Airtrcity League 2017 season are shaping up.

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Limerick

Sligo Rovers take on Limerick on Saturday night in The Showgrounds in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: UCD -v- Wexford

Collie O'Neill's UCD could go top if other results go their way, while Wexford remain winless on the bottom.

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 -- Gameweek 11

Cork City sit on the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table with a perfect record of eleven wins from eleven games played. Five of those games have taken place at Turner’s Cross where the Rebel Army have benefitted ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 10

As the attendance figures came in this week, I had a feeling this was going to be a very strong week in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland.

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Extratime to abseil off Croke Park in aid of ISPCC

On April 29th, reporter Stephen Walsh will be abseiling down the side of Croke Park in aid of the ISPCC and we need your help!

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Galway United -v- Derry City

Galway United will vie with Derry City for a place in the last eight of the EA SPORTS Cup at Eamonn Deacy Park on Easter Monday. Kick-off: 7.45pm.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Dundalk -v- UCD

Dundalk will have the opportunity to bounce back from their 3-1 league defeat to Bray Wanderers as they welcome UCD to Oriel Park on Monday afternoon for their EA Sports Cup clash.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

The next edition of the Shamrock Rovers versus Bohemians Dublin derby kicks off in Tallaght Stadium at 7.30pm on Easter Monday as both sides look to progress to the next round of the EA Sports Cup.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Waterford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Waterford welcome Munster rivals Cobh Ramblers to the RSC on Monday in the EA Sports Cup (kick-off 3pm).

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WNL Preview: Kilkenny United -v- Wexford Youths

Kilkenny United welcome Wexford Youths to the Watershed for their Continental Women’s National League game on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 2pm).

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 9

In August 2016, Waterford United beat Athlone Town 3-1 and if you were to go looking for someone to tell you about the game, you could pick from one of the 167 people who were in attendance. Fast forward eight ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 1-8

We were on a good run. There is no denying it. The first three Gameweeks came and went and not an estimate in sight. Gameweek 4 saw Derry play their first home game which means a guaranteed estimated attendance. Gameweek ...

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WIN: Premium Level tickets to Ireland -v- Wales & Ireland -v- Iceland (Competition ends Tuesday 1pm)

The EA SPORTS FIFA Ultimate Team St Patrick’s Day ‘Green Team’ is now live and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of Premium Level tickets to the sold-out Republic of Ireland v Wales World Cup ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 5

Cork City may be top of the league but, after five games, they are not top of the attendance charts. That honour goes to Shamrock Rovers. After five Gameweeks, their average crowd of 3,839 per game is the best in ...

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Derry City captain Ryan McBride passes away

Derry City Football Club and the wider footballing community are in mourning with the news that the Candystripes captain Ryan McBride has pass away. Local media have reported that the 27-year old defender was found dead in his bedroom on ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 4

Monday night games have never really captured the imagination of the average League of Ireland fan. Traditionally they have resulted in a drop in attendances compared to the usual Friday or Saturday fixture.

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 3

When a TV show bursts onto the scene, along with a flurry of excitement and network driven advertising, the pilot tends to be the ratings winner for the season. The anticipation and hype around the show will usually die down ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 2

Dublin derbies between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians tend to draw a crowd and Friday’s televised encounter was no different. For the second week in a row, the game shown on television was also top of the attendance charts.

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