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 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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Byrne makes the move to Tolka Park from Tallaght

Shelbourne have announced the signing of defender Luke Byrne.

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With the new League of Ireland season due to kick-off next month, are doing our annual recruitment drive for new reporters to join our volunteer team.

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Celtic gain coach with "brilliant football mind" as Shamrock Rovers confirm Duff departure

Damien Duff is switching the Hoops of Shamrock Rovers for that of Glasgow Celtic but he has been sent on his way with the best wishes from the Dublin club.

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Darragh O’Connor signs for Wexford from Shamrock Rovers

Wexford boss Brian O’Sullivan has signed defender Darragh O’Connor from Shamrock Rovers under-19 squad for the upcoming First Division season.

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Keith Fahey part of new underage coaching setup at Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed the coaching staff lineup for the club’s underage teams competing in the 2019 national underage leagues.

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We look back on the top 10 most followed minute-by-minute updates from around the grounds in 2018.

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Continuing our countdown of the most read articles on in 2018

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So what stories did we bring you this year? Dundalk v Cork City in the FAI Cup final, difficulties for Bray Wanderers, the Boys in Green struggling in competitive action, Shamrock Rovers cup famine continuing and some stats on attendances. ...

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Oriel Park coaching team set to be confirmed

Dundalk are set to confirm their coaching ticket for 2019 this side of Christmas. The announcement is imminent that Vinny Perth will move up to fill the space in the Oriel Park dugout due to the departure of Stephen Kenny.

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Book Review: Fighter by Andy Lee (with Niall Kelly)

Fighter by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly is published by Gill Books.

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Tallaght Stadium set for fourth stand

South Dublin County Council are pushing ahead with plans to complete a fourth stand in Tallaght Stadium, as well as an upgrade to the existing west stand in the venue used by Shamrock Rovers.

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EURO 2020 Special Sportscast

We are back with a EURO 2020 Special Sportscast this week.

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UEFA approve new club competition

Amongst all the drama of Sunday’s EURO 2020 draw, details have emerged of a new club competition being organised by UEFA.

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Northern Ireland get unkind set of fixtures

Michael O'Neill got what he called a cruel group in the EURO 2020 draw on Sunday morning and when the fixtures were released on Sunday evening it got even worse.

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Seeing Shaun Maloney in opposition dugout will be strange for McLeish

Scotland manager Alex McLeish joked that he has a “spy in the camp” of Belgium for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualification campaign. Shaun Maloney, the 47 time capped Scottish international, has recently joined the Red Devils back room team.

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Bierhoff confident Germany can bounce back after difficult year

The German general manager Oliver Bierhoff acknowledged that it hurt to see his team as second seeds in Sunday’s EURO 2020 draw in Dublin.

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O'Neill laments 'cruel' draw as Northern Ireland drop into 'Group of Death'

The Republic of Ireland were originally drawn in the group however, with Dublin, Amsterdam and Munich all set to host matches in the EURO 2020 tournament, Mick McCarthy’s men moved into Group D as a maximum of two host countries ...

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Declan Rice being given time and space by Gareth Southgate

With Mick McCarthy set to meet Declan Rice in the near future, Gareth Southgate is giving the players some space to make what the England manager called a difficult decision.

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Drama in EURO2020 draw as Republic of Ireland avoid Germany and the Netherlands at Northern Ireland's expense

The EURO 2020 qualification draw on the banks of the Liffey threw up some drama on Sunday morning – especially for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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EURO 2020 Dublin draw details

If you've got questions on the EURO 2020 draw, well we have some of the answers

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Duff hopes something will happen with the Hoops in Glasgow

Former Republic of Ireland international and current Shamrock Rovers under-15 head coach Damien Duff is considering a move to join the Celtic coaching staff.

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National Football Exhibition to open as EURO 2020 draw comes to Dublin

To celebrate the hosting of the qualifying draw this Sunday, the FAI and Dublin City Council are hosting Street Legends Community Football events, as well as a National Football Exhibition.

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John Delaney: FAI talking to Stephen Kenny 'for quite a while' about taking over Ireland under-21s

With Sunday’s announcement of Mick McCarthy as the new Ireland boss, there were plenty of questions about the Ireland under-21 manager Stephen Kenny as the FAI confirmed Kenny will succeed McCarthy after EURO 2020.

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John Delaney defends the development of Irish football

Last Sunday the Republic of Ireland were in Denmark on the eve of their final UEFA Nations League game – a match that would turn out to be Martin O’Neill’s final game in charge.

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Aaron McEneff signs for Shamrock Rovers from Derry City

Shamrock Rovers have added to their riches in midfield with the addition of Aaron McEneff to their squad.

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