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 a scoreless draw against Belgium earned at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's Republic of Ireland team.

He has been a writer with extratime.ie 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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Ruaidhri Higgins happy with Patching performances

Mon, May 17 2021

With Dundalk having such a patchy season, the Lilywhites supporters are surely ruing the loaning of Will Patching to Derry City.

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Managerial view of contROVERSial goal in Tallaght

Sun, May 16 2021

Differing views from each dugout on the refereeing decision to let the goal stand.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 1 Derry City

Sat, May 15 2021

Rovers had to come from behind but didn’t have to do it late this time

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Fri, May 14 2021

Stephen Bradley would be thankful for a couple of early goals and a clean sheet for his team tomorrow when Derry City come to Tallaght

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The Hoops confirm capture of Richie Towell

Wed, May 12 2021

Shamrock Rovers confirmed that midfielder Richie Towell has signed for the club.

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Alan Mannus – A man for all seasons

Wed, May 05 2021

This weekend Alan Mannus is set to play his 75th consecutive league game for Rovers

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Stephen Bradley hails Hoops historic record breaking run

Mon, May 03 2021

Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley hailed his side's fantastic achievement in breaking the all-time League of Ireland unbeaten record.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 0 Waterford

Mon, May 03 2021

The Hoops went top of the table at Tallaght on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon with ease after a 3-0 win over Waterford. Rory Gaffney got his second goal in four days getting the opener before Gary O’Neill gave the Hoops ...

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Lee Grace: ‘This is the biggest club in the country’

Sun, May 02 2021

There is plenty at stake at Tallaght Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon when Shamrock Rovers take on Waterford (

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

Sun, May 02 2021

Having won their last five games in a row, Stephen Bradley’s side sit level on points with table toppers St. Patrick’s Athleti

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Stephen Bradley: ‘It shows their mentality and their hunger’

Sun, May 02 2021

The Hoops stand on the cusp of League of Ireland history

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Shamrock Rovers support European Club Association social media boycott this weekend

Fri, Apr 30 2021

Shamrock Rovers not publish any content across our social media channels during this weekend

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers

Thu, Apr 29 2021

The Hoops travel to Ballybofey seeking to equal the all-time league record of 30 matches without defeat.

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Liam Scales: ‘Bohs came out and played good football but we dealt with it well’

Sun, Apr 25 2021

It was a man-of-the-match performance from Liam Scales in Shamrock Rovers’ Dublin Derby win over Bohemians on Friday night.

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Stephen Bradley: ‘It's a nice run to be on as it breeds confidence’

Sat, Apr 24 2021

It was Rovers’ fifth win in a row in the Dublin Derby against Bohs and stretches Rovers unbeaten league run to 29 matches.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

Thu, Apr 22 2021

The Hoops have had a habit this season of scoring crucial late goals

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League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Mon, Apr 19 2021

Premier Division league leaders Shamrock Rovers make their first visit to Head in the Game Park in league action for four years on Tuesday night.

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League Report: Derry City 0 – 2 Shamrock Rovers

Tue, Apr 13 2021

Rovers second win of the season which came thanks to first half goals from Rory Gaffney and an amazing strike from half way off the left boot of Graham Burke.

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Shamrock Rovers

Tue, Apr 13 2021

The Candystripes are still seeking their first win of the season having lost all three of their fixtures so far this year.

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League Report: Sligo Rovers 1 – 1 Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Apr 10 2021

Just like Shamrock Rovers had done in the opening game of the season against St. Patrick’s Athletic, the Hoops conceded a late goal only to find an even later equaliser to maintain their unbeaten league run – which now stands ...

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Apr 10 2021

Liam Buckley’s men have begun the new season in fine form and the unbeaten Bit O’ Red welcome the champions to the Showgrounds on Saturday evening for the 6pm kick off.

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Ronan Finn happy for the Hoops to get first win of the season

Mon, Apr 05 2021

Shamrock Rovers skipper Ronan Finn admitted that the Hoops rode their luck against Dundalk on Friday night but were happy to get their first win of the campaign.

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Hoops Head Coach Bradley hails match winners Mandroiu and Mannus

Sun, Apr 04 2021

After Shamrock Rovers’ 2-1 home win over Dundalk on Friday night, Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley was singing the praises of his players.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 1 Dundalk

Fri, Apr 02 2021

Shamrock Rovers got their first win of the season with a hard fought 2-1 win over Dundalk at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Thu, Apr 01 2021

The Hoops welcome Dundalk to Tallaght for the second this year after the season opening President's Cup ended with the Lilywhites lifting the trophy thanks to penalty shootout win.

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