Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
  • Article Count: 1521

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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Cameroon v Serbia ahead of kick-off

World Cup report: Cameroon 3 - 3 Serbia

Al Rihla football on the Doha waterfront

World Cup report: Belgium 0 - 2 Morocco

Statistics from FIFA Technical Study Group with comparison of crossing data between 2022 and 2018 World Cup

MNF on a Saturday morning – trends from the first round of FIFA World Cup games

Herve Renard, Head Coach of Saudi Arabia, attends the post match press conference after his team’s 2-0 loss to Poland

Herve Renard: ‘People maybe didn’t think Saudi could play this football. We are still alive’

Education Stadium

World Cup report: Poland 2 – 0 Saudi Arabia

Lautaro Martinez of Argentina speaks during the Argentina Press Conference at the Main Media Center ahead of their game with Mexico

Argentina ready to bounce back after ‘big blow’ from Saudi defeat

National Museum of Qatar provides backdrop for the World Cup trophy

World Cup postcard on Qatar’s cultural highlights

Friday night fireworks ahead of Netherlands v Ecuador

World Cup report: Netherlands 1 – 1 Ecuador

Stadium 974 will host seven games at this World Cup before being fully dismantled

World Cup postcard from shipping container Stadium 974

Brazilian Head Coach Tite speaking on the eve of their game against Serbia

Brazil push away pressure of the past to draw inspiration from history

Lusail Stadium will host the World Cup final next month but hosted an historic game on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina

World Cup postcard: Sitting in the not-so-cheap seats as Saudi stun Argentina

The French and Aussie teams line up ahead of kick-off in the Al Janoub Stadium

World Cup report: France 4 - 1 Australia

Senegal and the Netherlands line up ahead of the anthems

World Cup report: Senegal 0 - 2 Netherlands

Fireworks on the roof of Al Bayt Stadium conclude the World Cup opening ceremony

World Cup Postcard: Opening ceremony and empty seats

Qatar and Ecuador line up before the anthems of the World Cup opening game

World Cup Report: Qatar 0 - 2 Ecuador

Samuel Umtiti's jersey from the last World Cup and the kick-off ball from the final his team won in Russia

World Cup Postcard: Greetings from the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha

Jürgen Klinsmann

Jürgen Klinsmann: ‘It could be a World Cup of surprises’

Stadium 974 will host Portugal v Ghana next week

World Cup Postcard: Hold my beer

VAR Room

From Team 33 to Team One – Gianni Infantino and Pierluigi Collina full of support for World Cup refereeing team


World Cup Postcard: Qatar bound

The Republic of Ireland team lining up ahead of their friendly game against Qatar in 2021

FAI want World Cup to ‘shine a light’ on migrant worker and LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar

Shamrock Rovers celebrating after lifting the trophy after their 1-0 win over Derry City in November

Season Review 2022: Shamrock Rovers

Loiuse Quinn presented with her golden cap by Vera Pauw

Louise Quinn to join Ireland centurion club

The United States national team board shuttle bus as they arrive at Hamad International Airport on November 10, 2022 in Doha

USA squad named as Americans amongst first to arrive in Qatar ahead of World Cup kick-off


Students confident ahead of final exam as UCD carry momentum into play-off final

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