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. He still believes that one day he will see Rovers win the 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.

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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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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 0 Finn Harps

Greg Bolger got the winner for Shamrock Rovers in a 1-0 victory over Finn Harps at Tallaght on Friday just like he did in Ballybofey back in March. The Hoops were the superior team in the game but Harps played ...

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Shamrock Rovers and Carlow-Kilkenny added to So Hotels under-17 WNL

The So Hotels under-17 Women's National League is set to expand next season

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Pico Lopes picks up first international cap

Shamrock Rovers defender Roberto Lopes earned his first international cap on Thursday lining out for Cape Verde in his country's 2-1 win over Togo in Marseille.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Tallaght Stadium is set for its third game in four days on Friday when Shamrock Rovers play Finn Harps.

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Shamrock Rovers announce potential Dermot Desmond multi-million euro investment in club

On Saturday afternoon Shamrock Rovers members were given information on a proposed multi-million euro investment by Dermot Desmond in the club at a meeting in Tallaght Stadium.

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Stephen O'Donnell reflects on scoring issues for the Saints

There was a new gaffer in the dugout but it was a similar story for the Saints last Friday night as their opponents shut them out in front of goal.

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League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 0 - 0 UCD AFC

There was to be no victory for Stephen O'Donnell in his first home game in charge of St. Patrick's Athletic as UCD stifled the Saints and held them to a scoreless draw in Inchicore on Friday night.

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League Preview: Saint Patrick's Athletic -v- UCD AFC

When the sides last met, the Students dumped the Saints out of the cup with Pat's suffering a 3-1 cup defeat in Richmond Park that precipitated the departure of manager Harry Kenny from Inchicore.

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Dream debut for Jack Byrne with the Boys in Green

While Shamrock Rovers playmaker Jack Byrne didn't make the starting XI for Ireland's game against Bulgaria, when he got on the pitch for his international debut he played a significant part in securing the Republic of Ireland a 3-1 win.

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O'Neill rues wasted opportunity against Germany

Northern Ireland have left themselves with a tough task if they are to qualify for EURO 2020.

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Low points to progress after Windsor Park win

It was a case of a job done for Germany on Monday as they got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Belfast from a game their manager Joachim Low described as 'difficult'.

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"It would be a dream come true" - Jack Byrne on possible Ireland debut

While he missed out on the qualifiers in June, the Shamrock Rovers playmaker seems to be very much part of Mick McCarthy’s plans

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Euro 2020 Qualifier Report: Northern Ireland 0 - 2 Germany

RB Leipzig’s right-back Lukas Klostermann got the opener early in the second half with Serge Gnabry grabbing a second deep in injury time

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EURO 2020 Qualifier: Northern Ireland -v- Germany

Michael O'Neill's men have done everything asked of them so far in this campaign - winning all four of their EURO 2020 qualifiers - but they will be truly tested in Belfast on Monday night with Germany coming to town.

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O'Neill updates his squad ahead of Germany qualifier

Michael O’Neill has made a couple of changes on Tuesday to his squad for the upcoming Northern Ireland fixtures

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 0 Bohemians

The Hoops put their Bohs hoodoo behind them as they dug out their first Dublin Derby win over the Gyspies since May 2017.

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O'Neill names Northern Ireland squad for Germany game

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has named his 25-man squad for next month's home internationals

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 1 Waterford

Shamrock Rovers moved a dozen points clear of third placed Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 win over Waterford ahead of Friday’s Dublin Derby against the Gypsies. Graham Burke proved the match winner getting his first ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

The Hoops are seeking their fourth win over Waterford this season when the Blues come to Tallaght on Tuesday evening (kick off 8pm)

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