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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O'Neill wants to forget Nations League was ever invented

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill joked that his team need to "to forget the Nations League was ever invented and go and be ready to play in March."

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UEFA Nations League Report: Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Austria

It was heartbreak for Northern Ireland as Valentino Lazaro scored a superbly taken winner for Austria in injury time to leave the home side with four defeats from four UEFA Nations League games.

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Gareth McAuley - Pulling up at Ibrox last weekend I felt like 18 instead of 38

While Michael O’Neill has brought in plenty of youth to his Northern Ireland team, there is still room for the wily old player where required and Gareth McAuley fits that bill.

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O'Neill focussed on finishing Nations League with a win

Northern Ireland come into Sunday’s dead rubber UEFA Nations League game against Austria in Belfast bottom of the group and without a competitive win in their last seven matches.

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UEFA Nations League Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Austria

Having lost all three games so far in the UEFA Nations League, resulting in relegation to League C, Northern Ireland will want to end their campaign at least on a high note with a win over Austria.

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Austria squad set for Belfast visit

Ahead of travelling to Belfast to take on Northern Ireland on Sunday 18 November, Austria will play Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna on 15 November.

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Austria squad set for Belfast visit

Ahead of travelling to Belfast to take on Northern Ireland on Sunday 18 November, Austria will play Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna on 15 November.

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WATCH: On the road with Northern Ireland - UEFA Nations League

This video goes behind the scenes with the team as Northern Ireland suffered defeats in Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill names his squad for testing game in Dublin

Ahead of the upcoming games in Dublin and Belfast, Michael O’Neill has named his Northern Ireland squad.

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Sam Bone set for another season with Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers defender Sam Bone is set for another season with the Hoops.

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Dan Carr and Greg Bolger re-sign with Rovers as Hoops confirm squad update

Rovers confirmed ten players for their 2019 first team squad, along with the departure of four players from the club.

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FAI Cup memories - Carpenter's contROVERSial FAI Cup penalty decision

Neil Doyle will take charge of today's FAI Cup Final between Dundalk and Cork City - the second time the Dubliner has officiated in the event - having refereed Derry City's 2012 win over St. Pat’s.

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End of Season Report Card 2018 - Shamrock Rovers

The Hoops season has ended and their report card from the past year has just landed in the door.

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U19 National League Final Report: Shamrock Rovers 0 - 1 Bohemians

Ali Reghba made it a double-winning season for Bohemians under-19s as his goal was enough to defeat Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in the National League final at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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Striker Gary Shaw departs Shamrock Rovers

Gary Shaw is the second Shamrock Rovers player to announce on Twitter his departure from the Hoops in the last 24 hours.

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Ben Davies: 'Ireland play direct and put you under pressure constantly'

Following Saturday's scoreless draw at the Aviva Stadium, Denmark’s Thomas Delaney described the Republic of Ireland’s play as primitive. Welsh defender Ben Davies wasn’t quite as dismissive, but he does expect Ireland to play 'direct' and put his team 'under ...

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Denmark wary of Ireland revenge mission

Denmark plundered a 5-1 play-off victory on their last visit to Dublin, with the Danes making off with the prize of a place at the World Cup in Russia.

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U19 & U17 semi-final draw confirmed with u19 holders Bohs set to host UCD

The draw for the SSE Airtricity League Under 19 and Under 17 semi-finals was made on Tuesday.

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Northern Ireland squad named for UEFA Nations League away double header

Michael O’Neill has named his squad for the upcoming back-to-back away UEFA Nations League matches against Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Bazunu becomes a Sky Blue - Manchester City swoop for Hoops goalkeeper

Gavin Bazunu, the 16-year-old League of Ireland teenage sensation, will make the switch from Shamrock Rovers to Premier League side Manchester City next year.

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EURO 2020 Fanzones set for Dublin's fair city

EURO 2020 Fanzones set for Dublin’s fair city

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Grace calling for Rovers consistency

It was a painful early exit in the FAI Cup this season for Shamrock Rovers losing 1-0 away to First Division side Drogheda United in the first round.

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FAI Cup Report: Bohemians 1 - 1 Cork City

Bohemians were just three minutes away from making their first FAI Cup final for a decade at the expense of back-to-back cup winners Cork City before they conceded a dramatic equaliser to send the tie to a replay at Turner’s ...

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FAI Cup Preview: Bohemians -v- Cork City

The sold out signs for home supporters for Sunday’s semi-final clash with Cork City have been up since the start of the week showing the high level interest around Dalymount Park for this tie.

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