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.

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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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Oriel Park to host the 2020 President's Cup between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers

The traditional curtain raiser for the new senior men’s domestic season takes place in Oriel Park on Sunday 9 February, with the kick-off time yet to be confirmed

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Shamrock Rovers v Busby Babes - European Cup 1957

In the latest advent calendar podcast, we looked back on the very first European Cup tie played by a League of Ireland side.

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Rovers B team to possibly pad out First Division once again

While the Premier Division fixtures are being released this coming Friday, the FAI confirmed this week that the First Division fixtures are to be announced at a later date.

Read More LOI book review of the year

Amongst the options of books being bought as Christmas presents this year there are a few League of Ireland publications that will keep the domestic football fan entertained before the season gets up and running in February.

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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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