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 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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extratimemachine minute-by-minute memorable matches.

With live football gone into hibernation, has been bringing you as-live minute-by-minute updates from a number of classic matches from seasons gone by.

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A walk back in time to Transport's FAI Cup win

Transport FC's solitary FAI Cup win came in 1950 and this is the story of what turned out to be a very memorable final.

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Aidan Price: 'We are trying to instill that in them, whether they've been with us since 12 years of age or just a couple of months, that it means something to play for Shamrock Rovers'

It has been quite the eventful start for Shamrock Rovers II. Before a ball was even kicked the second coming of a Rovers second team in the second tier of the League of Ireland provoked quite the reaction.

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UEFA Nations League - It hasn't gone away you know

Yes, the UEFA Nations League is back and it is better

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League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 0 - 1 Waterford

The travelling Blues supporters were singing at the end of the match as their much changed team took all three points albeit slightly against the run of play.

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Love is in the air as the League of Ireland returns

The clubs around the league have been busy on their social media channels this week adding to the hype and we've outlined the novel promotions from some of the clubs.

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2020 Season Preview: Shamrock Rovers

Season Preview: Shamrock Rovers

Read More's 2020 general election manifesto review

The programme for any incoming government will be shaped by the various party election manifestos and has had a look the sections on sport in the manifestos to see just what each of the prospective government parties are saying ...

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You could be the new signing for the team

We are always on the look out for new talent to sign up to the team and ahead of the start of the new season maybe it is time for you to step forward.

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Best of 2019 gallery from the photography team

We asked our photographers to pick out some of their favourite images that the took last year

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Tournaments play such an important part to player development - Paul Osam ahead of under-16 Turkey Tournament

Republic of Ireland Under-16 Head Coach Paul Osam has confirmed his 20 player squad for the friendly tournament taking place in Turkey over the next week.

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3pm kick off confirmed for President's Cup in Oriel Park on 9 Feb

SSE Airtricity League Champions Dundalk will take on FAI Cup holders Shamrock Rovers in Oriel Park at 3pm on Sunday 9 February.

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Doona returns for another season at Richmond Park

James Doona has re-signed with St. Patrick's Athletic ahead of the 2020 campaign.

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Conor Coventry extends stay at West Ham United

Republic of Ireland under 21 international Conor Coventry has signed a new contract with West Ham United.

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Hoops make move for Marshall

By securing the signature of Rhys Marshall, Stephen Bradley has made Shamrock Rovers’ first move in the current transfer market ahead of the start of the 2020 season.

Read More is looking for you to join our 2020 reporting team

With the new League of Ireland season due to kick-off next month, are doing our annual recruitment drive for new reporters to join our volunteer team.

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Top 10 match reports for 2019

we have listed below the top 10 match reports for the year

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League of Ireland on tour – Ticker Tape and Argentinian Steak (Advent Sportscast Day 24)

In 1980 a League of Ireland selection travelled to play a series of games in Argentina, the highlight being a match against the then reigning World Champions including Diego Maradona

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Top 20 articles for 2019 (Part 2: 10 to 1)

We continue our countdown of the Top 20 articles published on for 2019.

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Top 20 most read articles on for 2019 (Part 1: 20 to 11)

Every year we compile our top 20 most read articles for the year.

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Bone back with Blues

Alan Reynolds has been busy in the last few days confirming players for his Blues squad for 2020 with Sam Bone putting pen to paper on Friday

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Cummins commits to a second stint with Waterford

Graham Cummins is back with the Blues for 2020.

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Easy as A, C, B - League of Ireland A Championship and B teams

Friday's advent podcast is a brief reminder of the most recent reserve league, it's structure and it's many flaws

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Sean Boyd facing long rehab after confirmation of ACL injury

Having travelled to England with the PFAI team last week as he sought to earn a contract for next season, Sean Boyd picked up a serious knee injury in a game against League One Rochdale’s under-23 side; an injury that ...

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John Giles in the League of Ireland

In the latest advent calendar podcast, we looked back on the John Giles era in the League of Ireland.

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