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 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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FAI Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

On Sunday it will be 520 days since Shamrock Rovers last domestic defeat in Tallaght.

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Paying the penalty - 2020 LOI spotkick stats

We crunched the penalty numbers from the extensive match database to bring you some spotkick stats from this season with a comparison with last season too.

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FAI Cup Preview: Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers

One team's season will finish on Friday night at Finn Park when Finn Harps take on champions Shamrock Rovers to Ballybofey

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Kenny applauds players' application during difficult period

It was very important that we weren't relegated

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Stephen Kenny: 'I have no doubts that I will be a success'

With seven games without a win and six matches without a goal

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Brady admits pressure is building but positives are there for the Boys in Green

The Burnley player is taking the positives from Stephen Kenny's fresh ideas

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UEFA Nations League Report: Wales 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland

It was another loss for Stephen Kenny on Sunday evening as the Republic of Ireland boss is still seeking his first win as manager after six matches.

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Jack Byrne first LOI player capped competitively for Ireland in 35 years

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne this evening became the first League of Ireland player to make an appearance for the Boys in Green in a competitive game since 1985.

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Nations League Preview: Wales -v- Republic of Ireland

Coming into Sunday's game Wales are top of the group and with two matches remaining are eyeing up promotion into League A of the UEFA Nations League.

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Dara O'Shea confident in stepping up to senior Ireland ranks

Dara O'Shea has been progressing through the professional game from the Conference, League Two, Championship and the Premier League.

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Kenny keen to move on from England match with the Nations League now the focus

With his sixth game in charge of the Republic of Ireland coming up on Sunday, Stephen Kenny is still seeking his first win in charge of the Boys in Green.

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Kenny calls up four players for Wales game

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has brought four players into his squad for the match against Wales

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Season Review 2020: Shamrock Rovers II

Aidan Price's Rovers First Division team finished eighth

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League Report: Shelbourne 0 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

The Hoops made history against Shelbourne on Monday night with their 2-0 win at Tolka Park seeing them conclude their league winning season without defeat.

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Shamrock Rovers

In their final game of the season, the Reds know a win on Monday night against newly crowned champions Shamrock Rovers will secure Shels their Premier Division status for next season

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Bradley's Hoops on the verge of history

n Monday in Tolka Park, in their final game of their title winning campaign, Rovers have a chance to go through the league season undefeated.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

The newly crowned champions Shamrock Rovers have an unbeaten season on their mind when Derry City are the opposition on Saturday.

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

It will be trophy time in Tallaght on Wednesday night as champions Shamrock Rovers finally get their hands on the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division trophy

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A look back at the 2011 Shamrock Rovers League of Ireland title winning team

We have had a look back at those who were involved in getting the Hoops over the line in the 2011 title race and where they are now.

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First Division play-off final confirmed for next Friday in Belfield

The First Division Play-Off Final between Galway United and Longford Town will take place at the UCD Bowl

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League Preview: Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers

Harps welcome the 2020 League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers to Ballybofey on Sunday evening

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Ollie Horgan: 'It is going to be a hell of a battle'

with Harps once again this season in a relegation battle, it was a great time on Saturday to beat Bohs in Dublin for the first time since 1999.

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Shamrock Rovers II

Ramblers have home advantage for the final regular game of the First Division season

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The 18:25 to Tallaght - How the 2020 League of Ireland was won

We take a look back at how the Hoops won the 2020 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

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Even if the league title is won in an empty rival's stadium and there's nobody around to hear it, it still makes a sound

The Hoops won the title in what must rank as one of the strangest seasons of League of Ireland football.

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