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. He still believes that one day he will see Rovers win the FAI Cup. The first international game he attended was Luxembourg being dispatched 2-1 at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's 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.


Macdara Ferris's Articles

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Mick McCarthy brings better mood to Ireland camp

It was a different atmosphere out in Abbotstown on Monday morning as Mick McCarthy took charge of Republic of Ireland training for the first time in 17 years.

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We knew we needed to start quick - Stephen Bradley on Shamrock Rovers' season so far

The superb start to the season for Shamrock Rovers has seen the Hoops take an early lead at the top of the table.

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Jack Byrne called into Republic of Ireland senior squad

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has been called into Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

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League Report: Shamrock Rovers 3 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Shamrock Rovers moved four points clear at the top of the early season table with a very straightforward 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening. Ronan Finn, Dan Carr and Jack Byrne all scored their first ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Adding in last week’s clean sheet in the 1-0 win in Inchicore and the Hoops have kept four clean sheets from their six league games to date – making it 15 clean sheets from their last 21 league games.

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O'Neill names Northern Ireland squad for start of Euro 2020 campaign

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has named a 27 man strong squad for the first two games of his team’s Euro 2020 campaign.

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WATCH: Morrissey's couple of crackers for Cork City

Gearoid Morrissey got a couple of crackers for Cork City on Friday night in his side's 4-3 away win over Finn Harps.

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Cabinteely celebrate International Women's Day with free admission for women

With International Women's Day taking place this Friday 8 March, Cabinteely are offering free admission to women to their SSE Airtricity League First Division game against Longford Town on Friday.

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Bradley calling for more ruthless Rovers

Hoops boss Stephen Bradley wants his team to be more ruthless.

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Dalymount Park development programme details

Dalymount Park development plans

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

The Hoops have the chance to go top once again in the early season table on Monday night when Finn Harps travel to Tallaght (kick off 8pm).

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League of Ireland viral videos

We've put together a short selection of some of the best of the League of Ireland videos that the club's have produced this season.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - Derry City

The Hoops will be playing their first home game of the season and in front of a packed new 2,000 seater south stand for the first time in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night when Derry City are the visitors (kick ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast 135 - There Will Be A First Division This Year

Our latest ET Sportscast show - the 'There Will Be A First Division This Year' edition.

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League Report: Waterford 1 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

It was the best of starts to the season for Shamrock Rovers thanks to Ethan Boyle's injury time winner at the RSC against Waterford.

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2019 Season Preview: Shamrock Rovers

The talk around Tallaght is of a possible title tilt

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League Preview: Waterford - v - Shamrock Rovers

Waterford welcome Shamrock Rovers to the RSC for the opening night of the new League of Ireland season (kick off 7.45pm).

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Buckley targeting Bohs landmark

Keith Buckley is targeting a couple of milestones this season, both for himself and for his club Bohemians.

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Buckley targeting Bohs landmark success

Keith Buckley is targeting a couple of milestones this season, both for himself and for his club Bohemians.

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WATCH: Highlights from Shamrock Rovers 2 - 0 Brentford B

The Hoops rounded out their pre-season preperation with a 2-0 win over Brentford B on Friday evening.

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WATCH - Kevin Horgan lands back in Galway in eye catching transfer announcement video

Galway United announced their latest new signing with an eye-catching video as Kevin Horgan returns to United.

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Bradley hopeful to add two more to his Hoops squad

Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley is happy with the Hoops’ squad for 2019 and the pre-season preparations that concluded on Friday evening with a 2-0 friendly win over Brentford B.

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Goalkeeping changes in Tallaght as Rovers confirm departure of Bazunu and Horgan

Shamrock Rovers confirmed on Friday that their 16-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has left the Hoops having completed his transfer to Premier League side Manchester City.

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Friendly Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 0 Brentford B

Shamrock Rovers concluded their pre-season friendly programme with a solid win over Brentford’s B team in Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening.

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