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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From Ringsend to Tallaght: The Shamrock Rovers players' stories

Wed, Oct 27 2021

The book is based on interviews with 50 Rovers players from the 1930s right up to the current Hoops squad

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League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 1 - 0 Dundalk

Mon, Oct 25 2021

The Saints inflicted their second defeat on Dundalk in four day thanks to a solitary strike from Billy King, a result that leave the Lilywhites very much battling to avoid the relegation play-off.

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League Preview: St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Dundalk

Mon, Oct 25 2021

The Saints sit in second place in the table and with a league win on Monday can move nine points clear of Sligo Rovers

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League Preview: Longford Town -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Oct 23 2021

There is probably just pride at stake for already relegated Longford Town tonight when they welcome Shamrock Rovers to Bishopsgate

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FAI Cup Report: St. Patrick’s Athletic 3 - 1 Dundalk

Fri, Oct 22 2021

here is to be no record seventh successive FAI Cup final for Dundalk as St. Patrick’s Athletic made it back to the final for the first time since they last lifted the cup in 2014 after a pulsating FAI Cup ...

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FAI Cup Preview: St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Dundalk

Thu, Oct 21 2021

Friday night will see a full house return to Richmond Park with a 5,000 capacity crowd expected to pack into the venue beside the Camac for what will be the biggest crowd in Inchicore for over two years.

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Bohemians ban Shamrock Rovers fans from next Dalymount Park Dublin Derby

Wed, Oct 20 2021

Bohemians in response to receiving no ticket allocation from Shamrock Rovers for Monday’s league game In Tallaght Stadium will not be giving away tickets to the Hoops for next month’s league.

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Big boost for FAI finances with 100% stadium capacity available for Portugal clash

Wed, Oct 20 2021

The FAI on Tuesday confirmed that they will be able to use the full capacity of the Aviva Stadium for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Portugal.

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Aaron Greene on win over Sligo Rovers: 'They came up and won here during the season. They walked away like they had won the league so we showed them'

Mon, Oct 18 2021

Aaron Greene grabbed his sixth league goal of the season in Shamrock Rovers’ 2-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday night.

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Stephen Bradley: ‘Ten goals from midfield and he still can't win player of the month but he has been fantastic’

Sat, Oct 16 2021

Danny Mandroiu provided a goal and an assist for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday night.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Fri, Oct 15 2021

Shamrock Rovers made another significant step to retaining their league title with a dominant 2-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday night.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Fri, Oct 15 2021

If Stephen Bradley’s men win on Friday, it will leave them needing just ten points from their remaining six games to retain their title

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Stephen Bradley: ‘I think the majority of our underage squads will be made up of home based players and that is going to be the norm’

Sun, Oct 10 2021

Seeing an underage squad made up predominantly of players from our domestic league is a sign of things to come said Stephen Bradley

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Construction of North Stand in Tallaght Stadium set to start in early 2022

Fri, Oct 08 2021

South Dublin County Council are to press ahead with construction of the new North Stand in Tallaght Stadium with building work likely to commence early in 2022.

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Friday Night Lights – Influence of Premier Division structure, midweek matches and form on LOI attendances

Wed, Oct 06 2021

The influence of the format of the League of Ireland’s Premier Division on attendances has been investigated in a new paper published by The Economic and Social Review.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Thu, Sep 30 2021

With Sligo Rovers not playing till Saturday, Derry City could move joint third with a win in Tallaght Stadium.

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UEFA Youth League Report: St. Patrick’s Athletic 1 – 2 Crvena Zvezda

Wed, Sep 29 2021

An injury time goal from Saints skipper Ross Fay will give the St. Patrick’s Athletic under-19 team hope when they travel to Serbia next month for the second leg of this round of 32 UEFA Youth League tie against Crvena ...

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League Preview: St. Patrick’s Athletic -v- Shamrock Rovers

Thu, Sep 23 2021

Second placed St. Pat’s begin their final series of League of Ireland matches this season by welcoming league leaders Shamrock Rovers to Richmond Park on Friday in front of the live RTÉ cameras

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FAI Cup Report: Dundalk 3 - 1 Finn Harps (AET)

Tue, Sep 21 2021

Dundalk booked themselves a place in the FAI Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 replay win over Finn Harps on Tuesday night.

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Sep 18 2021

The Bit O’Red earned two wins in five days in the last week putting behind their rotten form of four defeats and a draw from their previous five matches.

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FAI Cup Report: St. Patrick’s Athletic 3 – 0 Wexford

Fri, Sep 17 2021

St. Patrick’s Athletic eased into the semi-final of the FAI Cup with a 3-0 win over Wexford in Inchicore on Friday night.

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FAI Cup Preview: St. Patrick’s Athletic -v- Wexford

Thu, Sep 16 2021

The Saints are seeking to make their first FAI Cup semi-final since 2016 if they can eliminate Wexford in Friday’s quarter-final at Richmond Park

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Bradley’s boys not distracted by the noise

Sun, Sep 12 2021

it was back to winning ways for the Hoops on Friday night with a 2-0 win over Waterford

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 – 0 Waterford

Fri, Sep 10 2021

Shamrock Rovers got back to winning ways after four straight defeats and moved three points clear at the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 win over Waterford on Friday night

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

Thu, Sep 09 2021

Having lost 2-1 in Finn Park last week, the Hoops come into Friday’s game against Waterford (kick off 8pm) with four consecutive defeats in all competitions – their worst run since 2012.

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