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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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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Continental Tyres Women's National League Awards Announced

It was definitely a lovely day for a Guinness for Shelbourne as the club saw two of its players take the top playing awards at the 2016 Continental Tyres Women’s National League Awards held at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin ...

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Creagh: 'I can't say I have any regrets - I don't believe in them.'

After ten years playing with Raheny United / Shelbourne Ladies, captain Rebecca Creagh has decided to end one chapter of her playing career and embark on another, one that will take her over 16,500km away as she swaps Morton Stadium ...

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Roma McLaughlin - It was difficult to leave Peamount

It’s been quite a year for Women’s National League player Roma McLaughlin. Having excelled in the Peamount United midfield during the 2015/16 season, the 18-year old was named Continental Tyres Women’s National League Young Player of the Year.

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Billy Clery appointed Galway WFC manager

Galway WFC have appointed former Galway United Captain Billy Clery as manager succeeding Don O’Riordan who left the club in December 2016.

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League of Ireland Attendances 2016 - The Final Story (Updated)

The League of Ireland season is almost complete – a final place in the Premier Division is still up for grabs and the FAI Cup awaits a newly inscribed name at its base. It also means some well-earned respite for ...

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League Preview: UCD -v- Shelbourne

After thumping Waterford United 8-1 last week, UCD face into a home clash with Shelbourne in the SSE Airtricity First Division as they aim to secure one of the two play-off spots up for grabs (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Bray Wanderers

Bray Wanderers make the trip northwards to Ballybofey on Friday evening to take on a Finn Harps side desperate to pick up points to avoid the League of Ireland relegation play-offs (kick-off 8pm).

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League of Ireland Attendances 2016 - Gameweek 29

Ten games were due to be played this weekend, with an additional three re-fixed games taking place early in the week. 20 minutes prior to Finn Harps game against St. Patrick’s Athletic kick-off, the referee deemed the pitch unplayable. As ...

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League of Ireland Attendances 2016 - A complete breakdown (Updated)

Pokemon Go! became a hit over the summer as people dashed around trying to snap up virtual sprites in real locations. “Gotta catch ‘em all” was the show’s catchphrase and as much as I scoffed at the notion, I have ...

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Eight home-based players make Ireland squad to face Portugal

Eight home-based players have been included in Sue Ronan’s Republic of Ireland Women's National Team squad for the final UEFA 2017 European Championship qualifier against Portugal.

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SSE Airtricity League Live - Friday Night Updates

Hello and welcome to Friday night’s League of Ireland coverage on There are seven games taking place – four Premier Division, two First Division and the unusual occurrence of a League of Ireland versus an International side in the ...

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Attendance slump shows Irish football fan remains an export-only commodity

Alarm bells keep ringing each week with attendance figures but is anyone listening?

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