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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World Cup 2020 UEFA qualification explainer

Mon, Dec 07 2020

For teams in Europe, the first step on the road to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022 is on 7 December with the qualifier draw

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FAI Cup Final Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 4 Dundalk (Dundalk win after extra-time)

Sun, Dec 06 2020

It was a dramatic 4-2 win after extra-time with a hat-trick from David McMillan and sub Sean Hoare scoring in the extra period

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FAI Cup Final Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Sat, Dec 05 2020

For Shamrock Rovers the prize of unbeaten double winning season in their sights

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The gaps between the teams at international level are becoming ever smaller: Daniele De Rossi ahead of Monday's World Cup draw

Sat, Dec 05 2020

Coming up on Monday is the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

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Shamrock Rovers first FAI Cup win came in their undefeated 1925 season

Sat, Dec 05 2020

We look back at Shamrock Rovers' very first FAI Cup win

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Shamrock Rovers secure league and cup double - a look back 35 years to the 1985 FAI Cup final

Wed, Dec 02 2020

This weekend Shamrock Rovers go seeking their first league and cup double for 33 years

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From the Archive: How Shamrock Rovers secured their 25th FAI Cup crown in 2019

Tue, Dec 01 2020

Ahead of this Sunday's FAI Cup Final between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk, we went into our archive to bring you this article published after last year's final

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Greg Bolger seeks fifth FAI Cup win as he makes Rovers return after hard five months out

Mon, Nov 30 2020

Greg Bolger back after a five month injury layoff

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Aaron McEneff praises professional semi-final performance

Sun, Nov 29 2020

Aaron McEneff scores a brace to set up cup final against Dundalk

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Stephen Bradley seeking history as Hoops look for first unbeaten double for 95 years

Sun, Nov 29 2020

There is the history that his team can make by winning a double without losing a game this season

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FAI Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Sun, Nov 29 2020

Rovers will have one final game of the season next Sunday in the Aviva Stadium when they can look to end with an invincible season without a domestic defeat across 22 league and cup games

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FAI Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Sat, Nov 28 2020

On Sunday it will be 520 days since Shamrock Rovers last domestic defeat in Tallaght.

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Paying the penalty - 2020 LOI spotkick stats

Sun, Nov 22 2020

We crunched the penalty numbers from the extratime.com extensive match database to bring you some spotkick stats from this season with a comparison with last season too.

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FAI Cup Preview: Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Nov 20 2020

One team's season will finish on Friday night at Finn Park when Finn Harps take on champions Shamrock Rovers to Ballybofey

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Kenny applauds players' application during difficult period

Wed, Nov 18 2020

It was very important that we weren't relegated

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Stephen Kenny: 'I have no doubts that I will be a success'

Sun, Nov 15 2020

With seven games without a win and six matches without a goal

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Brady admits pressure is building but positives are there for the Boys in Green

Sun, Nov 15 2020

The Burnley player is taking the positives from Stephen Kenny's fresh ideas

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

Sun, Nov 15 2020

It was another loss for Stephen Kenny on Sunday evening as the Republic of Ireland boss is still seeking his first win as manager after six matches.

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Jack Byrne first LOI player capped competitively for Ireland in 35 years

Sun, Nov 15 2020

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne this evening became the first League of Ireland player to make an appearance for the Boys in Green in a competitive game since 1985.

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Nations League Preview: Wales -v- Republic of Ireland

Sun, Nov 15 2020

Coming into Sunday's game Wales are top of the group and with two matches remaining are eyeing up promotion into League A of the UEFA Nations League.

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Dara O'Shea confident in stepping up to senior Ireland ranks

Sun, Nov 15 2020

Dara O'Shea has been progressing through the professional game from the Conference, League Two, Championship and the Premier League.

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Kenny keen to move on from England match with the Nations League now the focus

Sun, Nov 15 2020

With his sixth game in charge of the Republic of Ireland coming up on Sunday, Stephen Kenny is still seeking his first win in charge of the Boys in Green.

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Kenny calls up four players for Wales game

Sat, Nov 14 2020

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has brought four players into his squad for the match against Wales

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Season Review 2020: Shamrock Rovers II

Tue, Nov 10 2020

Aidan Price's Rovers First Division team finished eighth

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