Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
  • Article Count: 1425

Macdara Ferris’s Biography

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 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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Tim Clancy shows his frustration at the match officials in Tallaght

Tim Clancy: ‘The ref was quick to put his whistle in his mouth and give the bigger club the decision’

Mauricio Garcez (right) celebrates scoring CSKA Sofia's opening goal in Tallaght

Euro Wrap: Saints exit Europe after feisty ending in Tallaght, the Bit O’ Red depart with win while the Hoops last LOI team standing

Action from the Pats v Sofia game in Tallaght

Europa League Qualifier: St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 - 2 CSKA Sofia (CSKA win 2-1 on agg)

Rory Gaffney is Rovers' top goalscorer so far this season with nine goals

Rory Gaffney looking for Rovers to have good go at Euro group stages but the league remains the focus

Stephen Bradley: 'We are at our best when we play with fear that we can get beaten. When we do that it give us that little edge, in and out of possession.'

Bradley says bring on the fear as Ferencvaros awaits in Europa League play-off

Rory Gaffney grabbed the opening goal for Rovers in Skopje

Europa League Qualifier Report: Shkupi 1 - 2 Shamrock Rovers (Rovers win 5-2 on agg)

Rovers goalscorer from the first leg Dylan Watts watches on as Walid Hamidi gets his first of two bookings in Tallaght

Europa League Qualifier Preview: Shkupi -v- Shamrock Rovers

Andy Lyons earns Shamrock Rovers a penalty against Shkupi on Thursday

Euro Wrap: Half time report as stranded Saints earn stunning win in Sofia, victory for ‘evil’ Shamrock Rovers and the Bit O’ Red fail in Viking raid


Sunday’s Shelbourne v St. Pats game off as Saints stuck in Sofia

Oriel Park

League Report: Dundalk 1 - 1 Derry City

UEFA Europa League Conference League Trophy during the UEFA Europa Conference League Play-off Round Draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, in Nyon

Euro Wrap: LOI clubs learn potential play-off opponents

The UEFA Europa League trophy and official match ball at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville ahead of last year's final

UEFA country coefficient explainer – LOI clubs on the rise

More Euro celebrations set for LOI clubs according to Stephen Bradley

Stephen Bradley on the LOI club’s recent positive European results: ‘Hopefully all three of us can go again’


Saints European game confirmed for live RTÉ TV coverage


Who are Shamrock Rovers' Europa League qualifier opponents Shkupi?

Aidomo Emakhu has three goals in three games in three different competitions

Teenage kicks required for Shamrock Rovers

Celebration time at the Showgrounds after Shane Blaney’s free kick goal against Motherwell

European progress sees rescheduling of three Premier Division fixtures

Sean Hoare

FAI Cup Report: Bangor Celtic 0 - 4 Shamrock Rovers


FAI Cup Preview: Bangor Celtic-v- Shamrock Rovers

Dan Cleary in action for Dundalk against Shamrock Rovers last October

Daniel Cleary becomes a Hoop


FAI confirm Ireland v Finland fixture is September sell out in Tallaght


Power switches to Shamrock Rovers


Shamrock Rovers route ahead in Europe - eliminated from the Champions League qualifiers, the Hoops still have two shots at group stage glory


League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Drogheda United

Europa Conference League trophy

Euro Wrap: Sligo Rovers beat Motherwell in Scotland while Saints draw at home to Slovenian side Mura

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