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

All the author's work on Extratime.ie

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 extratime.ie press box

The League of Ireland returns next month with the league campaign kicking off in mid-February and extratime.ie 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 extratime.ie coverage of Irish football but which games drew the most readers to our website in 2017.

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Extratime's most read stories of 2017 (Part 1 from 20 to 11)

We've run some data analysis and HAL 9000 - our super ET computer - has given us back our Top 20 most read stories of the year.

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Damien Duff and Glenn Cronin showcase some Christmas street football

Shamrock Rovers academy coaches Glenn Cronin and Damien Duff have put together a series of quick videos showing off some of the drills made for the mean streets of whatever housing estate you want.

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Turkish training camp and friendly set for Boys in Green

The Republic of Ireland’s first fixture of 2018 will be a trip to Turkey for a friendly in March.

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France friendly ahead for the Boys in Green

France friendly ahead for the Boys in Green

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Book Review: First Hand - My Life and Irish Football by Eoin Hand

Eoin Hand is a familiar name, face and a voice to all in Irish football. He played, managed and co-commentated on the game in Ireland – both the League of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland national team – but ...

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Will Denmark pay the penalty in playoff for over-confidence?

Denmark manager Age Hareide is confident that his team can progress through the playoff and reach Russia 2018 without requiring penalties.

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Postcard from playoff in Copenhagen - dour deadlock and dazzling Democrats in Denmark

03:13 was the alarm call on Friday morning to travel out for the first leg of the FIFA World Cup play-off between Denmark and the Republic of Ireland.

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Fireworks off the pitch but not on it in Parken Stadium - Reaction from Danish camp

There were fireworks above the open roof of the Parken Stadium on Saturday night ahead of kick off but it wasn’t a dazzling display on a difficult pitch as Denmark and the Republic of Ireland drew 0-0.

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O'Neill wary of Danish threat in Tuesday's tie

It is all to play for in the second leg of the World Cup playoff set to take place at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night.

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World Cup Playoff Report: Denmark 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland

In reality the Scandi drama served in Copenhagen on Saturday night was actually a pretty tame affair.

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Inner belief to bring Russia reward for O’Neill

Martin O’Neill believes his team has shown great character to get themselves into this weekend’s World Cup playoff. In Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium on Saturday they now face their greatest test.

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Kasper Schmeichel: 'I'm sure we will see a little bit of Roy Keane's on-pitch persona in the Irish team'

The Danish keeper's father, Peter Schmeichel, soldiered with Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane during their time with Manchester United.

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FIFA World Cup Playoff Preview: Denmark -v- Republic of Ireland

We have known about the Denmark Viking raids to Ireland for over a millennium but it is their home form that Ireland are initially focused on this Saturday with the Russia World Cup play-off first leg in Copenhagen.

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O'Neill looking to lord it over his former tenant

Having got his side to the European Championship last year in France, Martin O’Neill is on the verge of progression to the World Cup in Russia next year.

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Hareide hoping for more happy days

When managing Brondby, Denmark manager Age Hareide he eliminated Shelbourne and when in charge of Rosenborg his team knocked out Bohemians – winning all four matches against the Irish teams. Now in this playoff, he comes face to face with ...

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Shamrock Rovers sign up midfielder Greg Bolger from Cork City

Bolger, who won the 2017 league and cup double with Cork City, will return to Dublin where he played for four seasons with St. Patrick’s Athletic prior to his time on Leeside.

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2017 Season Report Card - Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers showed improvement throughout 2017.

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2017 Season Report Card - Bray Wanderers

What a season it was for Bray!!!!!!

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