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.


Macdara Ferris's Articles

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers II 0 - 2 Cabinteely

Two late goals earned Cabinteely the win in their first competitive outing at Tallaght Stadium. Kevin Knight slotted home a penalty in the 77th minute and the three points were wrapped up a minute from time thanks to a bullet ...

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Bradley hails bravery of his Hoops team after defeat to Milan

Even though his team suffered their first defeat in 20 games, it was clear the pride that Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley had in his team after their 2-0 loss to AC Mila

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Europa League Report: Shamrock Rovers 0 - 2 AC Milan

This time around there were no fans in the stadium and the dream of one of the greatest upsets in Irish football died thanks to the quality of goalscorers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu who shone on a strange night ...

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Europa League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- AC Milan

This is why you play football, for nights like this and big games - Stephen Bradley

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So who are AC Milan, Shamrock Rovers' Europa League opponents?

The Hoops have won their last four encounters against their Dublin rivals who wear red and black but Thursday's task in Tallaght is a massive challenge against the Rossoneiri from Milan.

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FAI, IRFU and GAA collaborating on submission to government on safe return of supporters to stadia

The three main sporting bodies in Ireland - the FAI, IRFU and GAA – met on Friday to discuss a collaborative approach to the development of a submission to government on a roadmap for the safe return of supporters to ...

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers II 0 - 1 Cobh Ramblers

Conor Drinan’s second half goal was the difference on the night

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers II -v- Cobh Ramblers

The Shamrock Rovers II team are back in Tallaght Stadium on Monday night to take on Cobh Ramblers

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Defeat means debut ends in disappointment for Jason Molumby

There was disappointed for Jason Molumby as he suffered defeat on his international debut

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

It certainly wasn’t the occasion or indeed the result that Stephen Kenny wanted for his first home game in charge of the Republic of Ireland. In the cavernous empty Aviva Stadium without the backing of the supporting boys and girls ...

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UEFA Nations League Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Finland

The Boys in Green return to the Aviva Stadium for the first time since last November

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'I presented him an award when he was 13 and he was the same size as me!': Adam Idah a prospect for impressed Egan

Corkmen John Egan and Adam Idah walked out on the pitch together for the Republic of Ireland for the first time last Thursday in Sofia.

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Stephen Kenny mindful of player's workload ahead of his first home game

On Sunday Stephen Kenny will take charge of his first home game as Republic of Ireland manager.

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Frustration for O'Donnell with Saints errors

St. Patrick’s Athletic manager Stephen O’Donnell cut a slightly frustrated figure on Friday night after the final whistle in Waterford.

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League Report: Waterford 3 - 0 St Patrick's Athletic

Friday night’s 3-0 win for Waterford over St. Patrick’s Athletic at the RSC moved the Blues level on points with Dundalk who are third in the Premier Division table. First half goals across a four minute period from Ali Coote ...

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Guess who's back, back again - UEFA Nations League explainer

Yes, the UEFA Nations League is back and it is better

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Dundalk confirm departure of John Gill and Alan Reynolds from Oriel Park

Confirmation that John Gill and Alan Reynolds have exited Oriel Park

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Bradley pleased to get back to winning ways with cup win over Cork

Rovers winning ways on Monday evening with a 2-1 FAI Cup win over Cork City in Tallaght

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Danny Lafferty - 'I'd never taken one in a shootout before. I think I changed my mind about five times on the walk up to the ball!'

Danny Lafferty was the hero on Monday scoring both Shamrock Rovers goals in their 2-1 FAI Cup win over Cork City.

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'It is a one off game and 11 versus 11 so anything can happen' - Stephen Bradley on AC Milan's visit to Tallaght

So a decade on from Shamrock Rovers’ last Europa League qualifier against a giant of Italian football in Tallaght Stadium, in place of Juventus this time it will be AC Milan who will travel to Tallaght to take on the ...

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FAI Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 1 Cork City

Shamrock Rovers did what they needed to do in the FAI Cup against Cork City on Monday evening winning 2-1 thanks to two goals from Danny Lafferty, either side of Gearoid Morrisey’s equaliser.

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