Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: Jan. 1, 2012
  • Article Count: 1850

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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Stephen Kenny, Keith Andrews, Stephen Rice (top) and John O'Shea have all left their roles with the FAI this week

FAI confirm Ireland backroom team departures

Lucy Quinn (15) of the Republic of Ireland urns away after opening the scoring

Ireland squad announced for final UEFA Nations League games with LOIW player of the month Ellen Dolan called up for first time

Shamrock Rovers finished third in the Women's Premier Division and made the semi-final of the FAI Cup

2023 Season Review: Shamrock Rovers

Keith Ward (left) and Sean Gannon are Tolka Park bound

Duff brings Gannon and Ward to Tolka Park as Barrett and Smith re-sign for the Reds

Stephen Kenny (left) and Ronald Koeman with Wout Weghorst celebrating the winner over Ireland

No complaints from Kenny on FAI contract situation as the midnight hour approaches on his managerial reign with Ireland

Stephen Kenny in the Johan Cruijff ArenA

Kenny calls his team courageous in possession but acknowledged difficulty in penetrating Dutch back three

Cody Gakpo watches as Wout Weghorst (out of picture) scores by Gavin Bazunu for the opening goal of the game

EURO 2024 Qualifier Report: Netherlands 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Stephen Kenny, Keith Andrews and Evan Ferguson

Ferguson fit as Kenny calls on his young team to embrace Dutch challenge

Ireland v Netherlands line up in Dublin earlier in campaign (top) and Ireland training in Amsterdam on eve of game (below)

EURO 2024 Qualifier: Netherlands –v- Republic of Ireland

Alan Browne in Amsterdam on the eve of the Netherlands match

Alan Browne and the Boys in Green out to spoil the party in Amsterdam on Saturday night

Lukas Haraslin of Slovakia celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Slovakia and Iceland

Slovakia win finally ends Ireland’s slim hopes of Euro qualification

Josh Honohan (right) with Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley

Hoops line up Josh Honohan for new campaign

James McClean (right) with Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins

James McClean gets Amsterdam call up as two drop out of Ireland squad

Adidas UEFA EURO 2024 Official Match Ball in Berlin's Olympiastadion

New balls please - UEFA unveil official adidas match ball for EURO 2024


Collie O’Neill on Rovers return: ‘The last thing now we have to build is a winning culture’

Marco Di Bello

Italian ref Marco Di Bello to officiate Ireland game in Amsterdam

The league trophy will stay in Tallaght once again

2023 Season Review: Shamrock Rovers

Hoops huddle

League Report: Shamrock Rovers 4 – 4 Athlone Town

A view of play during the FAI Cup Final between St Patricks Athletic and Bohemians at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 28 November 2021.

Record crowd on the cards for Sunday’s FAI Cup Final


Alan Mannus on winning over Hoops fans after his arrival from Linfield, his two most memorable Shamrock Rovers saves and the goalkeeping team in Tallaght


Longread: How the Hoops won their 21st title and secured the four-in-a-row

Markus Poom

Markus Poom on rocky Rovers start to league as recent results leave Hoops on brink of history: ‘At start of the season, it was hard for us to get results. It wasn’t tense. It wasn’t anxious. It was ‘just get your head down, work hard and the results will

Neil Farrugia takes on Sam Curtis (left)

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

John Giles with Jess Ziu and Aaron Bolger / Stephen Bradley

Bradley on his Hoops future and relationship with John Giles: ‘He watches all of our games and gives feedback. We were winning games and he had a go at me, he said ‘youse weren’t good’ and I thought ‘f*cking hell John’. I watched it back and he was right'

Fast forward to Friday and Stephen Bradley's side could be champions

Hoops historic four-in-a-row side playing part in Bradley’s quest as talk turns to five in a row

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