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 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 extratime.com 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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Katie McCabe: ‘Sometimes you create you own luck and we did that tonight’

Wed, Apr 13 2022

In Gothenburg on Tuesday evenign Katie McCabe scored her 14th international goal and the fourth of this campaign as the Ireland captain led from the front in a famous result in Gothenburg.

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Pauw full of praise after Ireland survive Swedish storm to earn point to keep play-off shot in sight

Wed, Apr 13 2022

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw was full of praise for her team as they weathered a Swedish attacking storm to claim a famous result in Gothenburg.

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World Cup Report: Sweden 1 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Tue, Apr 12 2022

It was party time at the final whistle as Sweden secured qualification for the World Cup after the 1-1 draw. But they were made work so hard by an Irish side that pulled off what is probably their greatest ever ...

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World Cup Preview: Sweden -v- Republic of Ireland

Mon, Apr 11 2022

Having had a fairly facile 15-0 away win in Georgia last week, Sweden know they just need a point from Tuesday’s game in Gothenburg to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

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Captain Katie McCabe says chaos is in the past with credit to go to players who fought for women’s football in Ireland

Mon, Apr 11 2022

There certainly is a feeling that momentum is building behind the Irish women’s team.

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Swedish boss says his ‘humble’ team have ‘ambition to be the best in every moment’

Mon, Apr 11 2022

When a team like Sweden wins 15-0 (like they did last week in Georgia) and launches a jersey where it outlines ‘how to stop Sweden’, it could be viewed as arrogant.

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Sweden on cusp of World Cup as they hit Georgia for 15 (fifteen) ahead of Ireland clash

Thu, Apr 07 2022

Sweden crushed Georgia 15-0 in their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier away from home on Thursday to leave them on the brink of qualification. Next week they face the Republic of Ireland at home.

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Andy Myler after Derry defeat: ‘It will be interesting at both ends of the table. Absolutely there is a title race.’

Wed, Apr 06 2022

UCD manager Andy Myler was ruing the mistakes that cost his team their unbeaten home record on Monday night when Derry City came to the UCD Bowl and took the win.

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Build up begins for Sweden game as Éabha O'Mahony and Claire O'Riordan called up into Ireland squad

Wed, Apr 06 2022

The Republic of Ireland team have begun preparations for next week’s 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifier away to Sweden.

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League Report: UCD 0 - 2 Derry City

Mon, Apr 04 2022

Derry City moved six points clear at the top of the table with a well earned 2-0 victory over UCD in Belfield on Monday night with thanks to second half goals from Will Patching and Ronan Boyce.

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League Preview: UCD -v- Derry City

Sun, Apr 03 2022

Monday night football in Belfield will see UCD, the one team in the Premier Division who have yet to win a league game, take on Derry City, the only team in the top flight who have yet to lose a ...

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Irish football supporters’ charity game to raise funds for Irish Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal

Tue, Mar 22 2022

A Republic of Ireland fan XI will take on a Ukrainian fan team in Home Farm Football Club this coming Friday with a 7.30pm kick off in the game organised by the You Boys In Green supporters group.

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Michelle O’Neill set for Women’s Champions League quarter-final officiating duty

Mon, Mar 21 2022

Irish match official Michelle O’Neill will an assistant referee in Wednesday’s Women’s Champions League quarter-final fixture in the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

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Pico Lopes to have limited involvement in Cape Verde friendlies

Mon, Mar 21 2022

Shamrock Rovers defender Pico Lopes is part of the Cape Verde squad for a trio of upcoming friendlies. However it is expected that the Hoops player will have limited involvement on the pitch in those matches.

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Jack Byrne battled through illness to help Hoops recovery

Sun, Mar 20 2022

Stephen Bradley had hoped to give Jack Byrne a night off last Friday as the Republic of Ireland international is currently struggling to recover from illness.

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Buckley believes McGinty is league’s best keeper

Sun, Mar 20 2022

Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley was thankful for his goalkeeper Ed McGinty on Friday night who pulled off several top class saves against Shamrock Rovers.

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League of Ireland referees head off on international duty

Sun, Mar 20 2022

A trio of Irish refereeing teams that are part of the FIFA officiating panel will officiate three senior men’s international friendlies in the coming week.

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Andy Lyons honoured with u21 international link up

Sun, Mar 20 2022

The introduction by the FAI of an international break this month means the League of Ireland takes a sos beag next week, seven games into the new season.

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Andy Lyons honoured with u21 international link up

Sun, Mar 20 2022

The introduction by the FAI of an international break this month means the League of Ireland takes a sos beag next week, seven games into the new season.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Fri, Mar 18 2022

It was a helter skelter second half in Tallaght as Shamrock Rovers came from two goals down to take a point against Sligo Rovers.

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Belgium bringing formidable team to Dublin according to Stephen Kenny

Fri, Mar 18 2022

The Republic of Ireland will welcome the world’s number football team to the Aviva Stadium later this month.

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Kenny admits ‘complex issues’ the reason for Michael Obafemi omission from squad

Fri, Mar 18 2022

While Stephen Kenny called up a couple of new squad additions in Mark Sykes and Conor Ronan to his squad, there were a number of notable absentees for the upcoming double friendlies at home, in particular Michael Obafemi.

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Stephen Kenny selects squad for upcoming friendlies

Fri, Mar 18 2022

Stephen Kenny has named a 25-player squad for the upcoming Republic of Ireland international friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania.

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Loss to Sligo proved turning point in Shamrock Rovers’ title winning 2021 season

Fri, Mar 18 2022

Shamrock Rovers are 14 league games undefeated at Tallaght Stadium. The last team to beat the Hoops in league action in Dublin 24 was Friday night’s visitors Sligo Rovers.

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Graham Burke looking for 90 minute Hoops performance

Thu, Mar 17 2022

Shamrock Rovers come into Friday night’s game with Sligo Rovers sitting fourth in the table.

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