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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League Preview: Waterford -v- Shamrock Rovers

Waterford welcome Shamrock Rovers to the RSC for the first time in league action since 2007 (kick off 7.45pm)

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Bradley on beating the Blues and the March madness weather

Shamrock Rovers head coach Stephen Bradley was delighted to claim all three points after beating Limerick on Bank Holiday Monday at the Market's Field.

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League Report: Limerick 0 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers earned their first away win of the season with Graham Burke’s 75th minute penalty against Limerick in the Markets Field giving Stephen Bradley’s men their fourth win in five.

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League Preview: Limerick - v - Shamrock Rovers

Unbeaten in their three games at the Markets Field this season, Limerick are looking jump above Shamrock Rovers in the early season table with a win on Bank Holiday Monday when the Hoops come Shannonside (kick off 6.30pm).

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O'Neill names final squad for trip to Turkey

Ahead of Friday’s friendly in Turkey, Martin O'Neill has finalised his 25 man Republic of Ireland squad.

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Shamrock Rovers takes spoils from St. Patrick's win

With Friday’s Dublin Derby taking place on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the patron saint of Ireland’s honours went to Shamrock Rovers over St. Patrick’s Athletic.

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Derry City fixtures postponed due to underage call ups

Next week’s Derry City fixtures have been postponed due to international calls up for players to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland under age international squads.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

The Hoops welcome Dundalk to Tallaght Stadium on Friday for their first home game of the new season

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Shamrock Rovers swoop for Sean Kavanagh

Shamrock Rovers have snapped up Sean Kavanagh from under the noses of Derry City ahead of the closing of the transfer window this week.

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League Preview: Waterford -v- Derry City

The Blues are back in the big time for the first time in a decade, with Derry City the visitors to the RSC for this 7.45pm kick off to get both side’s Premier Division league campaign underway.

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New Rovers striker Carr buzzing for Dublin Derby debut

New Shamrock Rovers striker Daniel Carr cannot wait for the chance to make his competitive debut for the Hoops in Friday’s Dublin derby at Dalymount Park against Bohs.

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2018 Season Preview - Shamrock Rovers

We look ahead to the 2018 season with our season preview of Shamrock Rovers.

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Dan Carr handed Hoops number nine jersey for 2018 season

The Hoops have handed their number nine jersey to new signing Dan Carr.

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Leinster Senior Cup Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 1 St Mochtas

A teenage Shamrock Rovers team made it through to the next round of the Leinster Senior Cup when they eliminated St. Mochtas, the Leinster Senior League champions, 2-1 in Tallaght on Wednesday evening.

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Isn't everyone so pleased to get their League of Ireland Licence

With the League of Ireland season beginning just next week, the FAI today confirmed that every club has been given a licence to compete in the upcoming league campaigns.

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Leinster Senior Cup Preview: Shamrock Rovers - v - St. Mochtas

The tenth season in Tallaght for Shamrock Rovers begins with some Leinster Senior Cup action on Wednesday evening against St. Mochtas (kick off 7.30pm).

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Michael O'Connor joins Harps on loan

Finn Harps have secured the services of striker Michael O’Connor who has signed a loan deal with the Ballybofey based club from Shamrock Rovers.

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Boys in Green set for friendly away to Poland

The FAI confirmed today that the Republic of Ireland will travel to Poland in September for a friendly.

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Uefa Nations League Explained

We have all your UEFA Nations League questions covered ahead of next week’s draw.

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A season in the press box

The League of Ireland returns next month with the league campaign kicking off in mid-February and will be there from first kick to last.

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If you build it, they will come

Various stadium redevelopments in the League of Ireland are on site, on the drawing board and at appraisal stage across the league. We will have new stands in Derry and Tallaght during the new season, while ambitious plans for Dalymount ...

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Book Review: Boy Wonder - Tales from the Sidelines of an Irish Childhood by Dave Hannigan

Macdara Ferris reviews one of 2017's most memorable sports books.

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Hoops sign up Gilchrist from the Scottish Saints

Shamrock Rovers have announced their first signing of the new year with the addition of defender Ally Gilchrist from St. Johnstone. The 22-year-old player had trained with the Hoops in 2017 and while a loan move didn’t materialise at that ...

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Extratime's most read stories of 2017 (Part 2 - The Top 10)

We are counting down our most read stories of 2017 and this is the Top 10.

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2017 Extratime Minute-by-Minute Match Updates Top 10

The minute-by-minute updates are a crucial part of the coverage of Irish football but which games drew the most readers to our website in 2017.

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