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.

Macdara Ferris's Articles

All the author's work on League of Ireland Social Media Standings

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table isn’t making pretty reading for Cork City at the minute but looking at what we are calling the ‘ Social Media Standings’ the Leesiders are leading the way.

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FAI Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 4 - 0 Drogheda United

Shamrock Rovers extracted a modicum of revenge by beating Drogheda United 4-0 in the second round of the FAI Cup on Friday night. The Drogs had eliminated the Hoops from this competition last year but there was to be no ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Drogheda United

Revenge will be on the cards for Rovers on Friday night when Drogheda United travel to Tallaght for their FAI Cup second round tie.

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League Report: Derry City 0 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers solidified their second place in the league table with a 2-0 win over Derry City in the Brandywell on Friday night.

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Shamrock Rovers

Declan Devine will be looking to cut the deficit to three points behind second place Shamrock Rovers with a win over the Hoops at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Friday night (kick off 7.45pm).

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Klopp praises 'brilliant performance' of match officials in historic UEFA Super Cup Final

History was made with the all-female officiating team in control of the final, which was played in the Besiktas Park. Stephanie Frappart was the match day referee and once again she officiated with assistants Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland’s Michelle O'Neill.

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Away day blues for Stephen Bradley

While Stephen Bradley was rightly complimentary about his side's battling away performance in Europe only losing out to Apollon Limassol in extra-time, he isn't happy that the Hoops are now due to travel next from one end of the country ...

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FAI Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Finn Harps

It was a case of job done for Shamrock Rovers as a solitary Dan Carr goal mid-way through the first half was enough to get the Hoops by Finn Harps in the first round of the FAI Cup on Friday ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

There is no talk from fans in Tallaght of ‘the drive to 25’ or of being ‘cup specials’.

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Postcard from Cyprus - The Green Line for Shamrock Rovers

Having spent much of this week in Cyprus, both north and south of the UN controlled buffer zone that splits the island, it is easy to drop into a certain style of language when talking about last Thursday’s Shamrock Rovers ...

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Graham Burke makes Rovers return

Stephen Bradley has bolstered his Shamrock Rovers squad with the signing of Graham Burke who makes a Rovers return on loan till next July.

Read More photographer Steve Alfred wins Best Photograph at FAI Communications Awards

We are all delighted here at to see that our colleague Steve Alfred picked up the best photograph award at Friday night's FAI Communications Awards.

Read More photographer set to win Best Photograph in FAI Communications Awards

Steve Alfred and Michael P Ryan have been shortlisted for the Best Photograph in the upcoming 2019 FAI Communications Awards.

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League Report: UCD 1 - 0 Bohemians

UCD moved three points clear of bottom placed Finn Harps on Monday night with a backs to the wall 1-0 win over Bohemians at the UCD Bowl. Bohs slipped up in their quest for runners up spot in the league ...

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Postcard from Bergen: SK Brann 2 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

The weather made the views even more spectacular from Mount Floyen for those fans who walked up took the funicular railway ride up above the city centre. The blue skies met the blue waters out in the bay and you ...

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FAI Cup First Round draw in full

The draw for the first round of the FAI Cup took place in the Aviva Stadium on Monday evening.

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Bradley rues lack of ruthlessness in his Rovers team

It is a game often referred to as the battle of the Rovers but the clash between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers on Friday night in Tallaght was more like a siege.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Somehow Shamrock Rovers couldn’t find a way passed a resolute Sligo Rovers defence in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night as the game stayed scoreless despite a dominant performance from the Hoops. With Dundalk drawing in Derry, it was a missed ...

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Stephen Bradley's Shamrock Rovers squad shake up

The Hoops have looked to sharpen their squad quickly since the transfer window opened at the start of the month.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

The Hoops take on Sligo Rovers in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night (kick off 8pm) as they look to at least keep pace with table toppers Dundalk.

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Shamrock Rovers confirm Aaron Bolger departure to Cardiff City

Aaron Bolger has left Shamrock Rovers on a permanent move to Cardiff City.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Friday's game will go a long way to testing Shamrock Rovers' title credentials.

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Students Gary O'Neill and Neil Farrugia graduate to Shamrock Rovers

Both O'Neill and Farrugia will be eligible to play for Rovers in the upcoming Europa League qualification campaign

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Shamrock Rovers seek to add side to the Women's National League

League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers are to set make a submission to the FAI to enter a side in the So Hotels Women’s National League.

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