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.

Gareth Penrose's Articles

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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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League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 1

It’s been a few months since I’ve had to sit down and write about League of Ireland attendances, but this weekend marked the return of the 2017 season and, with a pot of coffee in hand, here we go again.

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All clubs awarded licences ahead of 2017 season

It’s all systems go for the full complement of League of Ireland sides as all 20 clubs have secured licences for the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season.

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WATCH: Impressive goal from Birmingham City striker seals Irish victory over Portugal U19

The Republic of Ireland U19 side produced an impressive display to beat Portugal 1-0 at the 12th U19 National Team Tournament in La Manga this on Sunday afternoon.

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Cobh Ramblers want you to #JoinPaul

Gabbo is coming! GABBO IS COMING! If you remember the 1993 season four finale of the Simpsons, you will recall how a week long advertising blitz stirred Springfield into a frenzy of anticipation at the arrival of something called Gabbo.

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