Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
  • Article Count: 1800

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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League Report: St Patrick’s Athletic 1 - 2 Drogheda United

Ireland's starting XI at the Aviva for their UEFA Nations League clash with Northern Ireland

Nations League Preview: Hungary -v- Republic of Ireland

Stephen Bradley on Liam Scales: 'You saw the other night against Feyenoord, he was excellent'

Stephen Bradley on Liam Scales: ‘He plays in the Old Firm, gets man-of-the-match and hasn't looked back’

Caitlin Hayes challenging Northern Ireland's Simone Magill for the ball

Caitlin Hayes on her emotional debut for the Girls in Green

Chris Forrester scores from penalty spot during the Drogheda United v St Patrick's Athletic in June

League Preview: St. Patrick’s Athletic -v- Drogheda United


Andy Myler on his UCD managerial departure: ‘I can't combine the day job with it any more and keep all the plates in the air’

Kyra Carusa celebrating in front of 36,000 fans in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday

Kyra Carusa on scoring in ‘electric’ Aviva Stadium: ‘When that ball came off my foot for the back of the net, there is a sense of relief, of joy, of excitement’

Lucy Quinn celebrates her goal, running towards her parents in the crowd

Lucy Quinn on her Aviva debut goal: ‘We all wanted to be the person to score first. I’m absolutely honoured and very lucky it was me’

Eileen Gleeson

Eileen Gleeson on Ireland win in front of record breaking Aviva crowd: ‘It will stay with us for the rest of our lives’

Tyler Toland with a player of the match performance in her first Ireland game since 2019

Tyler Toland: ‘Nothing makes me prouder than playing for Ireland and pulling on the green jersey’

Lucy Quinn celebrating Ireland's opener

UEFA Nations League: Republic of Ireland 3 - 0 Northern Ireland

Stephen Bradley: 'The final bit to put it in the net was the killer'

Stephen Bradley on being five points clear with five games to go: ‘If you said to me at the start of the year that would be the case, I'd have taken that all day long’

Katie McCabe and Eileen Gleeson speaking to the media on the eve of their UEFA Women's Nations League debut

Katie McCabe: ‘It's not just about the squad walking out (on Aviva pitch), it's about everybody who's played their part over the course of the last few years’

UEFA Women's Nations League

UEFA Women’s Nations League Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Northern Ireland


League Report: UCD 0 - 0 Shamrock Rovers

Katie McCabe

Katie McCabe: ‘This is the pinnacle - playing in your national stadium. We don't want this to be a once-off’


League Preview: UCD -v- Shamrock Rovers

Izzy Atkinson

Izzy Atkinson added to Ireland UEFA Nations League squad

A detailed view of a UEFA Women's Champions League Match Ball on the pitch on the inside of the stadium prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League final between Barcelona and Wolfsburg last season

Scottish sides best hope of Irish representation in Champions League for both men and women

Fiorentina's Spanish striker Vero Boquete draws Ireland out in UEFA Women's Nations League Phase Draw at UEFA HQ in Nyon

UEFA Women’s Nations League explainer

Rianna Jarrett of Wexford Youths (right) in action against Shauna Carroll of Peamount United

TG4 cameras set for Ferrycarrig Park & Tallaght next month to cover Women’s Premier Division clashes

Action from Rovers 2-0 away win over Derry City  in May

League Preview: Derry City -v- Shamrock Rovers

The official UEFA EURO 2024 Mascot

Irish football fans can get to EURO 2024 with or without their national team as tournament tickets go on sale next month

Shane Duffy battling with Cristiano Ronaldo

Shane Duffy following his Ireland return: ‘I never took a cap for granted in my life. It was quite tough watching when you've been part of it for so long.’

Stephen Kenny

Stephen Kenny: ‘It’s one of those nights that we need to make it happen’

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