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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Rovers return for Alan Mannus

Northern Ireland international Alan Mannus is making a return to Shamrock Rovers.

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League Report: Bray Wanderers 1 - 0 Shamrock Rovers

Bray earned their first league win of the season – at the 11th attempt – thanks to Ronan Coughlan’s second half goal as it was a disastrous trip to the seaside for Shamrock Rovers.

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Wanderers welcome Shamrock Rovers to the seaside on Monday night (7.45pm kick off) in a season that started well for them claiming a point on the opening night of the league campaign up in Oriel Park against Dundalk, but has ...

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Hoops' Graham Burke scoops double player of the month award

He became the first Rovers player to score four goals in game since Stephen Geoghegan managed the feat against Waterford United in November 1992.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

The Hoops will be looking for a first win in three over their Dublin rivals on Friday (kick-off 8pm).

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Limerick

Both Bohs and Limerick earned eight points from the opening series of nine league games and so the three points available at Dalymount Park on Friday night would be very welcome to the victor (kick off 7.45pm).

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EA Sports Cup Second Round Fixtures confirmed

The kick off times and dates for the second round of the EA SPORTS Cup have been confirmed.

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EA Sports Cup Report: Bohemians 5-1 Cabinteely

As they did in the First Round of the EA Sports Cup last year, Bohemians eliminated Cabinteely but in much more comprehensive fashion than the 1-0 win from 2017.

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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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