Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: 1 Jan 2012
  • Article Count: 2020

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 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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Niclas Fuellkrug of Germany celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Germany and Scotland at Munich Football Arena on June 14, 2024 in Munich, Germany

EURO 2024 Wrap: Germany cruise to comprehensive opening game win over Scotland

Eduardo Camavinga and Eder Militao of Real Madrid and teammates celebrate at full time following the team's victory during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF at Wembley Stadium

Postcard from Wembley – European football royalty crowned champions again

Edin Terzic, Head Coach of Borussia Dortmund, gestures during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF at Wembley Stadium

Edin Terzić on Dortmund defeat: 'We weren’t just here to play a final but were here to win a final so we have mixed feelings'

Nacho Fernandez of Real Madrid lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy after his team's victory after the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF at Wembley Stadium

Hala Madrid for Los Blancos hero Carlo Ancelotti: ‘I have the luck to be at the best club in the world’

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF at Wembley

Champions League Final Report: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Edin Terzic, Head Coach of Borussia Dortmund, speaks to the media prior to a Borussia Dortmund Training Session ahead of their UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match against Real Madrid CF at Wembley Stadium on May 31, 2024

Edin Terzić: ‘If we are brave and not here to see Madrid win their next trophy, then we’re going to have a chance."

Nacho Fernandez and Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti, Head Coach of Real Madrid, speak to the media during a Real Madrid CF Press Conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley

Carlo Ancelotti still winning hearts, minds and matches

A detailed view of the UEFA Champions League trophy is seen on a plinth prior to the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 final match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF at Wembley Stadium on May 31, 2024 in London, England.

Champions League Final Preview: Borussia Dortmund -v- Real Madrid

Johnny Kenny of Shamrock Rovers FC in action against Jack Keaney of Drogheda United FC during the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division match between Shamrock Rovers FC and Drogheda United FC at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin on April 29, 2024

League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Final ambassador John O’Shea brings the Europa League Trophy onto the pitch prior to the 2024 UEFA Europa League Final between Atalanta BC (ITA) vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) on May 22, 2024 in the Dublin Arena, Ireland.

Postcard from a home Europa League Final

Hanna Glas in action against Ireland in Tallaght in their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier

Hanna Glas adds sharpness to Swedish squad for Ireland double header

Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona lifts the UEFA Women's Champions League trophy after victory in the 2023/24 Final between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais at San Mames Stadium on May 25, 2024 in Bilbao, Spain.

Barcelona beat Lyon to retain Women’s Champions League crown

Ireland starting XI against England in their EURO2025 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in April 2024

Build up begins for Girls in Green ahead of Sweden test

Xabi Alonso: 'A defeat in a final, you don't forget'

Xabi Alonso: ‘It isn't normal to get your first defeat in the 52nd game. It has been exceptional what we have achieved but this loss is painful’

Ademola Lookman's hat-trick helped the Italian side lift a European trophy for the very first time

Gasperini on Atalanta’s ‘football fairy-tale’ and hat-trick hero Lookman: ‘Tonight he achieved something that will remain in the annals of footballing history – a stunning hat-trick’

Ademola Lookman of Atalanta BC shoots for his team’s second goal during the UEFA Europa League Final between Atalanta BC and Bayer Leverkusen at Dublin Arena, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Europa League Final Report: Atalanta 3 - 0 Bayer Leverkusen

Xabi Alonso, Head Coach of Bayer Leverkusen, gives the team instructions during a training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League 2023/24 final match against Atalanta BC at Dublin Arena on May 21, 2024 in Dublin

Xabi Alonso didn’t dream in Kells of booking place in a European Final but now sits on brink of historic treble: ‘I have a strong connection with Ireland’

A general view of the UEFA Europa League Trophy ahead of the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 final match between Atalanta BC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Dublin Arena on May 20, 2024 in Dublin, Ireland

Europa League Final Preview: Atalanta -v- Bayer Leverkusen

Gian Piero Gasperini, Head Coach of Atalanta BC, during the pre-match press conference and during their training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League 2023/24 final against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Lansdowne Road.

Gasperini’s Atalanta side seeking to take down undefeated Leverkusen in Europa League Final: ‘They are a team worthy of holding the record they have achieved’

A view of the UEFA Europa League trophy and match ball at Dublin Arena on Lansdowne Road

Dublin Castle hosting Europa League final fan fest

Jack Byrne points the way ahead of Derry City's Michael Duffy in the game in the Brandywell in May 2023 - Byrne scored both goals in the 2-0 win

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh to host Girls in Green Euro 2025 qualifier against France

A view of the UEFA Champions League trophy and 2024 Final match ball at Wembley Stadium

Are You Gonna Go My (Wembley) Way – Lenny Kravitz to play Champions League Final Kick Off Show

Oriel Park

League Preview: Dundalk -v- Shamrock Rovers

England players celebrate scoring against Ireland in their 2-0 win in the Aviva Stadium in their EURO 2025 qualifier

England name squad ahead of EURO2025 showdown against Ireland

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