Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
  • Article Count: 1607

Macdara Ferris’s Biography

Macdara Ferris is a contributor since 2007 to Hoops Scene (Shamrock Rovers' match day programme) and is the co-author of two books on Shamrock Rovers - 'Tallaght Time: Shamrock Rovers 2009 to 2012' (with Karl Reilly) and 'From Ringsend to Tallaght - The Shamrock Rovers Players' Stories' (with Eoghan Rice published in 2021). The first international game he attended was a scoreless draw against Belgium earned at Lansdowne Road by Jack Charlton's Republic of Ireland team. He has been a writer with since 2012 covering the League of Ireland and the Irish National team. 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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Áine O'Gorman grabbed her third goal of the season

League Report: Shamrock Rovers 2 - 1 Wexford Youths

Jamie Thompson (left) and Rianna Jarrett

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Wexford Youths

Antoine Griezmann (left) and Kylian Mbappe in action in France's 4-0 home win over the Netherlands last Friday

Josh Cullen on the French challenge facing the Boys in Green

Deschamps/Mbappe (Aurelien Meunier/UEFA/Getty Images) & Ferguson (Conor Ryan/

Deschamps and Mbappe name check Ireland’s next generation

Stephen Kenny

No slow death for Ireland as Stephen Kenny calls on a song of ice and fire

Referee Artur Dias speaking with former Republic of Ireland international Declan Rice during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between England and the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium in June 2021.

Portuguese referee Artur Dias to officiate Ireland clash with France

France players line up for a photo prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying round group B match between France and Netherlands at Stade de France

Didier Deschamps French team preparing for “a fight” in Dublin after destroying Dutch side in Paris

Lea Schueller of FC Bayern München celebrates with teammates after scoring and Katie McCabe (right)

Katie McCabe’s Arsenal lose close Champions League quarter-final first leg to Bayern

Roberto Lopes of Shamrock Rovers and Noah Lewis of St Patrick's Athletic after the full time whistle last Friday

Statistical performance review of Shamrock Rovers’ start to the season

Jamie Thompson (centre left) being congratulated by teammates after scoring against Treaty United and Collie O'Neill (right)

Collie O’Neill reflects on new chapter in the Ringsend rivalry

Tolka Park

LOIW Match Report: Shelbourne 1 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Jessie Stapleton and Abbie Larkin

LOIW Match Preview: Shelbourne -v- Shamrock Rovers

Joe Redmond and Rory Gaffney challenge for the ball in Tallaght

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick’s Athletic

Stephen Bradley's side a looking for a win on Friday. A defeat would see their worst league start for 21 years.orst league start since

‘Pats will be hungry coming to Tallaght but we are hungry to retain our title and improve on last year’ - Hoops boss Bradley ahead of Patrick’s Day clash with the Saints

Conor Davis slotting home Bray's opener in  their 2-1 win over Shamrock Rovers

Leinster Senior Cup Report: Bray Wanderers 2 - 1 Shamrock Rovers


Leinster Senior Cup Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Alan Mannus kept his 100th league clean sheet on Friday for the Hoops and his 120th in all competitions for the club

Alan Mannus equals Shamrock Rovers clean sheet record in all competitions

Kameron Ledwidge and Graham Burke go head to head when the team clashed in Tallaght last May

League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Shamrock Rovers

Stephen Bradley (centre) with Glenn Cronin (left) and Stephen McPhail

Stephen Bradley picks out Power and Clarke performances as positives from ‘a really strange’ 4-4 draw


League Report: Shamrock Rovers 4 - 4 Cork City

Neil Farrugia and Jack Byrne celebrating a goal against Cork City in Rovers' 3-0 win in September 2020 when the sides last met

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Cork City


League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Collie O'Neill (left) with Rovers Head of Women's Football Jason Carey

Collie O’Neill: ‘You can have all the skill in the world but unless you have a good growth mindset, I don't think you can really be part of what Shamrock Rovers is looking to do.'

Collie O'Neill has assembled a strong Shamrock Rovers squad on the club's return to top flight women's club football in Ireland

2023 LOIW Season Preview: Shamrock Rovers

Stephen Bradley

Bradley prepared for ‘tough’ encounter with Derry as Hoops hit with defensive headache ahead of first home game of season

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