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. In 2019 he finally got to see Rovers win the club's 25th 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 extratime.ie 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.


Macdara Ferris's Articles

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Athlone Town latest club to join So Hotels Women's National League

The Midlander’s, who already have had a team playing in the Women's under-17 National League for the last two seasons, are making the step up to the senior game building on their participation in the underage women’s game

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Gary Shaw returns to the Seagulls

After initially playing with Bray, Shaw made the move to Longford Town where he worked with current Bray boss Gary Cronin, winning the First Division title in 2014 in a season when he scored 13 times

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All I am asking is for a little respect when you get home - respectful view from the Danish camp

While the Republic of Ireland need a victory, the Danes just need to avoid defeat to make it through to EURO 2020 without the need for a trip to the playoffs next March.

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Eriksen praises Parrott ahead of Aviva showdown

The Boys in Green know all about the threat of Christian Eriksen.

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Refwatch - Felix Brych to officiate crucial clash in Aviva

UEFA have assigned experienced referee Felix Brych to lead the match officials in Dublin for Monday's crucial EURO 2020 qualifier clash between the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

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Whelan cherishing his second chance

It is a second chance that Glenn Whelan thought he would never get.

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Shane Duffy to captain the Boys in Green

Mick McCarthy keeps his team selection close to his chest but on Sunday he announced that Shane Duffy will play and more importantly captain the Republic of Ireland in the crucial game against Denmark.

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McCarthy looking to get job done against Denmark on Monday

If Ireland are to qualify automatically for EURO2020 then we need a happy ending to this particular Danish fairy tale.

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Michael O'Neill hails supporters and his players as playoff awaits

O'Neill will lead his team into the playoff for EURO 2020 in March

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EURO 2020 Qualifier Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Netherlands

The Michael O’Neill managerial era with Northern Ireland is coming to an end but he will continue to double job with his international side and with Stoke City through to next year as he attempts to qualify his country for ...

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Hoops confirm departure of trio of strikers

Cummins had been signed from Cork City on loan during the summer. He scored three league goals for the Hoops from eight league appearances. but got limited game time in Tallaght

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Injury concern for Aaron Connolly ahead of Ireland games

Aaron Connolly has emerged as an injury doubt for the Republic of Ireland ahead of next Thursday's friendly against New Zealand.

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How Shamrock Rovers secured their 25th FAI Cup crown

The penalty shootout win over Dundalk in the 2019 final means the Hoops can reclaim their cup specialists tag.

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Hoop dreams for Gary O'Neill

It has been quite the year for Gary O'Neill who proved to be cup winner for Shamrock Rovers

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End of Season Report Card - Shamrock Rovers

The Hoops finally ended their FAI Cup famine and claimed their 25th cup crown.

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A look back at the very first Shamrock Rovers FAI Cup win

On Sunday afternoon not much further away than an Alan Mannus long kick out from where the club was founded 120 years ago, Shamrock Rovers can claim their 25th FAI Cup crown.

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Hoops history an incentive for motivated Aaron Greene

At Shamrock Rovers there is no escaping the club's history.

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If we win, we will go down in history at this club - Lee Grace

Last Friday Lee Grace got on the scoresheet and helped secure another clean sheet for the Hoops

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Hat-trick helps Junior claim top scorer crown

A hat-trick on the final night of the season saw Derry City's Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe claim the top scorer crown in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

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Europa League Group Stage reward for referee Rob Harvey

Referee Rob Harvey will lead a team of match officials from the League of Ireland in the group stages of the Europa League this week.

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League Preview: UCD -v- Shamrock Rovers

The Students need a miracle if Friday night's match against Shamrock Rovers is not to be their final home game in the Premier Division for quite some time as relegation looms

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Ticket details announced for the FAI Cup Finals Day

The tickets for this year's FAI Cup final between holders Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers go on sale to supporters of each club from 11am on Thursday 17 October

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No brainer for Lyons who re-signs with the Drogs

Striker Chris Lyons has extended his stay with Drogheda United as the club announced on Wednesday the signing of the player for the 2020 season.

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Providing player pathway important for Stephen Bradley

Another game and another clean sheet for Shamrock Rovers on Friday night.

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Playoff challenge awaits Horgan's Harps

If there is one club that knows all about the League of Ireland promotion / relegation playoffs, it is Finn Harps.

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