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.


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FAI Cup First Round dates and kick off times confirmed

The FAI have confirmed further details on the FAI Cup First Round fixtures including dates and kick-off times following on from the First Round draw made at lunchtime on Monday.

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Fixtures for re-started League of Ireland season confirmed by FAI

The fixtures for the remainder of the 2020 SSE Airtricity League of Ireland season were confirmed by the FAI on Monday evening.

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Draw made for conclusion of European club competitions

On Friday in Nyon, UEFA made the draw for both the Champions League and Europe League knock out stages from the quarter-finals right through to the finals.

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FAI seeking further funding to ensure continued viability of the organisation

With competitive football about to return to the pitch in Ireland later this month, the FAI are returning to look for further financial assistance from the government.

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Hoops Head Coach Bradley happy to get football back on

Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley welcomed the announcement from the FAI on Tuesday of the resumption of the League of Ireland on 31 July.

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Quinn confirms FAI Cup arrangements as football set to return

As part of Tuesday's announcement of the return of the SSE Airtricity League, Niall Quinn, the FAI's Interim Deputy CEO, has confirmed that the Extra.ie FAI Cup will round off the 2020 season after the conclusion of the league.

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Extratime.ie Sportscast Italia 90 Day 17 - Ireland v Romania and Italy v Uruguay

In the sweltering heat in Genoa, Ireland's pressing game is well and truly tested against Romania

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From FAI Cup Final to Biomedical degree finals for Neil Farrugia

As the country emerges from lockdown, thankfully a bit quicker than the original five stage government plan, it should mean that Neil Farrugia and his Shamrock Rovers teammates will get back on the pitch quicker

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What part does sport play in proposed programme for government

What is the new government proposing for sport over the lifetime of this government

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From the Archives - LOI big part in having a good career

Roy Keane says the League of Ireland played a big part in his career.

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'I was doing stuff through Skype and it was hard on your own' - Sean Kavanagh on his lockdown injury rehab

The versatile Sean Kavanagh has emerged as a critical player for the Hoops in the last couple of campaigns since signing from Fulham.

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Negative COVID-19 results for Derry City, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians

The first set of COVID-19 results for players and officials from Derry City, Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers after testing following their respective collective training sessions on Monday morning were all negative.

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Tallaght Stadium set for further expansion with new North Stand

South Dublin County Council are to press ahead with the development of a fourth stand in Tallaght Stadium.

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Home advantage to possibly disappear behind closed doors when League of Ireland returns

One the remarkable things about the resumption of football in Germany has been the quanity of wins for the away teams.

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Discretion with application of COVID-19 substitution changes

Only some league will be implementing the temporary COVID-19 rule changes around increased substitutions

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Parrott to miss Premier League restart due to surgery

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their striker Troy Parrott has undergone surgery to remove his appendix

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Gallery: extratime in isolation

With long lense and camera in hand, our photography team have been out and about to capture some of those isolation training sessions.

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Everyone wants to get back playing as long as it is safe - Stephen Bradley

COVID-19 testing for the top four clubs will begin on Monday as part of the first tentative steps towards the return of the League of Ireland.

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Government establishes Return to Sport Expert Group

The government has established a Return to Sport Expert Group

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Football to re-start with top four League of Ireland competition

The FAI have announced their pathway for a safer return to football document

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The biggest factor is player safety - Greg Bolger

Hoops midfielder Greg Bolger cannot wait to get back playing

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Extratime.ie Sportscast - Longford's Maiden European Voyage 2001 - The start of Stephen Kenny's managerial career

For our bonus pod this week, we bring you the second part of our look at two contrasting spells of Stephen Kenny's managerial career.

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Stat attack - performance analysis in the League of Ireland

The day of the data analyst has firmly arrived in football and in the League of Ireland.

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