Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: 1 Jan 2012
  • Article Count: 2064

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 extratime.com 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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François Letexier shows a yellow card during Shamrock Rovers' 1-0 Europa League qualifier win over Ferencvaros in August 2022 in Tallaght Stadium

French referee François Letexier to officiate EURO 2024 final thanks to semi-final defeat for Didier Deschamps' French side

John Stones of England runs with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2024 semi-final match between Netherlands and England at Football Stadium Dortmund on July 10, 2024 in Dortmund, Germany.

Euro 2024 Report: Netherlands 1 - 2 England

Leon Pöhls kept a clean sheet in Reykjavik on Tuesday night

Champions League Report: Vikingur Reykjavik 0 - 0 Shamrock Rovers

The 'FUSSBALLLIEBE FINALE' Official Match Ball

New balls please – UEFA line up new match ball for Euro semis and final

A general view of the inside of the stadium as fans of the Netherlands, wearing hats with horns on, watch the match during the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between Netherlands and T?rkiye at Olympiastadion on July 06, 2024 in Berlin, Germany.

The extratime Football Podcast - Season 12 - Episode 21 - Euro 2024 Special - Stefan de Vrij - Ronald Koeman

Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Xavi Simons during the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between Netherlands and Turkey in Berlin's Olympiastadion

Stefan de Vrij on the ‘amazing feeling’ of scoring to help send the Dutch to first Euros semi-final for two decades

Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands celebrates his team's second goal with teammates Micky van de Ven, Wout Weghorst and Xavi Simons during the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between Netherlands and Türkiye at Olympiastadion on July 06, 2024 in Berlin

Euro 2024 Report: Netherlands 2 - 1 Türkiye

A Netherlands fan looks on during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Netherlands and Austria at Olympiastadion on June 25, 2024 in Berlin

Euro 2024 Preview: Netherlands -v- Türkiye

Theo Hernandez of France celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's fifth and winning penalty in the penalty shoot out following the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between Portugal and France at Volksparkstadion on July 05, 2024 in Hamburg

Shootout win for ‘defensive’ Deschamps side as Ronaldo's shoot-out coin toss choice helps Les Bleus – Post-match reaction from Portugal’s elimination at the hands of France in Hamburg

The UEFA EURO 2024 Trophy is displayed at the Olympiastadion in Berlin

Euro Postcard from the historic Olympiastadion

General view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between Portugal and France at Volksparkstadion on July 05, 2024 in Hamburg, Germany.

EURO 2024 Report: France 0-0 Portugal (France win 5-3 on penalties AET)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts after Jan Oblak of Slovenia (not pictured) saves his penalty kick during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Portugal and Slovenia at Frankfurt Arena on July 01, 2024 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Ronaldo’s Ego Tour hits Hamburg a fortnight ahead of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour - EURO 2024 Preview: Portugal -v- France

Kylian Mbappe of France controls the ball during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between France and Belgium at Düsseldorf Arena on July 01, 2024 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Kylian Mbappe doesn’t kick political football to touch ahead of French election: ‘We cannot let our country fall into the hands of these people.’

EURO 2024 container art installation in the Port of Hamburg showing the tournament matches in the knock out stage in bracket format

Euros Postcard from the Port of Hamburg as quarter-final line up is confirmed in shipping container format

Vincenzo Montella, Head Coach of Turkiye, gestures during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Austria and Turkiye at Football Stadium Leipzig on July 02, 2024

Vincenzo Montella on win over Austria: ‘I saw Turkish heart today and that is what I love about this country’

Christoph Baumgartner of Austria reacts after Mert Gunok of Turkiye saves his last minute headed shot during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Austria and Turkiye at Football Stadium Leipzig on July 02, 2024 in Leipzig, Germany.

Rangnick rues Bank-esque save as Austria exit Euros after Gunok superb stop: ‘I can’t imagine that we are going home today’

A general view as Stefan Posch of Austria passes the ball during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Austria and Turkiye at Football Stadium Leipzig on July 02, 2024 in Leipzig, Germany.

EURO 2024 Report: Austria 1 – 2 Türkiye

The UEFA EURO 2024 Trophy is displayed outside the Leipzig Stadium

Euro Postcard from the east of Germany – From Zentralstadion to Red Bull Arena

Christoph Baumgartner of Austria celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Patrick Wimmer during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Poland and Austria at Olympiastadion on June 21, 2024 in Berlin

Euro 2024 Preview: Austria -v- Türkiye - Austria lean into Leipzig Red Bull roots ahead Türkiye last 16 tie

Artur Soares Dias (centre) ahead of the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and France in Dublin on 27th March 2023

Portuguese whistler to take charge of Austria and Türkiye last 16 tie

The extratime Football Podcast

The extratime Football Podcast - Season 12 - Episode 19 - EURO 2024 briefing from Berlin

Luciano Spalletti, Head Coach of Italy, speaks to the media in a post match press conference after the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024 in Berlin

Spalletti doesn't disagree with ‘tasteless’ metaphor of Italy looking like Fiat Panda in losing to a Swiss Ferrari

Murat Yakin, Head Coach of Switzerland, speaks to the media in a post match press conference after the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024 in Berlin

Murat Yakin on Swiss win over Italy: ‘We took charge of the game and dominated. Our opponents barely had a shot on goal.'

Remo Freuler of Switzerland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between Switzerland and Italy at Olympiastadion on June 29, 2024 in Berlin

Euro 2024 Report: Switzerland 2 – 0 Italy

Referee Umut Meler, who will officiate England v Slovakia, gestures as he disallows the goal scored by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium after a handball decision via a VAR Review, during the EURO 2024 group stage match between Belgium and Slovakia in Frankfurt

Time for EURO 2024 VAR decisions averaging less than a minute and quicker than in Champions League

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