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 is the co-author of two books on Shamrock Rovers - 'Tallaght Time: Shamrock Rovers 2009 to 2012' (with Karl Reilly) and 'From Ringsend to Tallaght - The Shamrock Rovers Players' Stories' (with Eoghan Rice published in 2021). The first international game he attended was a scoreless draw against Belgium earned at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's Republic of Ireland team. He has been a writer with extratime.com since 2012 covering the League of Ireland and the Irish National team. 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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FAI confirm UEFA Club Competition Licences for Irish sides

Wed, May 11 2022

The FAI confirmed on Tuesday morning that all five Irish clubs playing in UEFA European club competitions during the summer have been awarded UEFA licences.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 – 1 Sligo Rovers

Mon, May 09 2022

The Hoops went top of the table for the first time in two months after a 3-1 home win against Sligo Rovers on Monday night thanks to half-time substitute Graham Burke who scored a 15 minute hat-trick.

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Rory Gaffney: ‘It’s great that Stephen Bradley is staying but we still have a job to do’

Mon, May 09 2022

Rory Gaffney was delighted with the news that emerged on Friday morning that the Hoops Head Coach was staying at Rovers

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Sun, May 08 2022

he Hoops come into Monday’s game just a point off the top of the table

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Stephen Bradley on decision to remain at Rovers and his future ambitions

Sat, May 07 2022

Stephen Bradley reflected on a tumultuous week where he came close to leaving his local club and he outlined the reasons why he is continuing his tenure in the dugout in Tallaght.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 1 Finn Harps

Fri, May 06 2022

Rovers put in a dominant display against Finn Harps to win 3-1.

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Stephen Bradley to continue as Hoops Head Coach

Fri, May 06 2022

Shamrock Rovers confirmed on Friday morning that their Head Coach Stephen Bradley will remain at the club.

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Welsh officials in charge of Hoops v Harps game in Tallaght

Fri, May 06 2022

A set of Welsh match officials will be in charge of the Shmarock Rovers v Finn Harps Premier Division game in Tallaght on Friday night.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Thu, May 05 2022

Friday’s game against Finn Harps (kick off 8pm) could be the final time Stephen Bradley take charge of the Hoops as he mulls over a possible move to Lincoln City.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Thu, May 05 2022

Friday’s game against Finn Harps (kick off 8pm) could be the final time Stephen Bradley take charge of the Hoops as he mulls over a possible move to Lincoln City.

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League Report: Shelbourne 5 – 0 Treaty United

Sat, Apr 30 2022

Shelbourne moved two points clear at the top of the WNL table with a 5-0 win over Treaty United at Tolka Park on Saturday afternoon.

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League Report: Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Apr 29 2022

Sligo Rovers came from behind to hold champions Shamrock Rovers to a 1-1 draw in the Showgrounds on Friday night.

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Thu, Apr 28 2022

Just like when the sides last met in March it is second versus fourth in the table.

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Shamrock Rovers

Thu, Apr 21 2022

The Gypsies come into Friday’s game against Shamrock Rovers buoyed by a comprehensive 4-1 win over Shelbourne at Tolka Park.

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Assistant referee Michelle O’Neill heading for EURO 2022

Tue, Apr 19 2022

Irish match official Michelle O’Neill will be flying the flag – and running the line – for Ireland at this summer’s Women’s EURO 2022.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Sun, Apr 17 2022

Rovers welcome Dundalk to Tallaght on Easter Monday.

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Watch: Ellen Molloy hits first half hat-trick for Wexford Youths

Sun, Apr 17 2022

Republic of Ireland international Ellen Molloy helped herself to a first half hat-trick for Wexford Youths on Saturday against Cork City.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 0 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Fri, Apr 15 2022

Shamrock Rovers moved to within three points of top spot after winning 1-0 at home to St. Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night thanks to a goal from Rory Gaffney.

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Postcard from Sweden: Valuable point to propel Pauw’s team to play-off?

Fri, Apr 15 2022

It wasn’t a case of winner takes it all in Sweden this week as both the home side and the visitors were quite happy with drawing their game 1-1 in Gothenburg.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick’s Athletic

Thu, Apr 14 2022

The Hoops begin the second round of fixtures for 2022 Premier Division campaign sitting second place in the league table.

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Confirmation of revised Republic of Ireland UEFA Nations League games

Thu, Apr 14 2022

UEFA, FIFA and the football associations all came together to agree the updated scheduled that will mean Stephen Kenny’s Ireland side will begin their Nations League campaign in Armenia on Saturday June 4.

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Courtney Brosnan: ‘A draw away in Sweden is amazing’

Thu, Apr 14 2022

Courtney Brosnan’s display in goal had plenty calling for the ‘keeper to get the player of the match award

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Chloe Mustaki delighted with draw in Sweden but ‘it means nothing if we don’t get anything’ from final games

Thu, Apr 14 2022

Vera Pauw propelled Mustaki into her staring line up against the world number two side Sweden on Tuesday night.

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Megan Connolly on how they stopped Sweden: ‘We had seen footage and they leave that space open sometimes’

Wed, Apr 13 2022

The Republic of Ireland got a rich reward last night in the 1-1 draw in Gothenburg by spotting a flaw in Sweden’s set up for defending free kicks.

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Katie McCabe: ‘Sometimes you create you own luck and we did that tonight’

Wed, Apr 13 2022

In Gothenburg on Tuesday evenign Katie McCabe scored her 14th international goal and the fourth of this campaign as the Ireland captain led from the front in a famous result in Gothenburg.

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