Macdara Ferris

Senior Reporter
  • Start Date: 1 Jan 2012
  • Article Count: 2019

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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Referee Slavko Vincic reacts during the UEFA Europa League final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 18, 2022 in Seville, Spain. He will referee this year's Champions League Final.

UEFA confirm officiating teams for all the upcoming European club finals

Referee István Kovács, centre, took charge of the UEFA Conference League Final 2021/22 between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombëtare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana, Albania. He will officiate this month’s Europa League Final in Dublin.

Romanian refereeing team set for next week’s Europa League Final in Dublin

Granit Xhaka of Bayer Leverkusen takes to the field for the warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 Semi-Final second leg match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and AS Roma at BayArena on May 09, 2024 in Leverkusen

Europa League semi-final wrap: Late Late Leverkusen show books Dublin final against Atalanta

Ayoub El Kaabi of Olympiakos scores his team's first goal whilst under pressure from Pau Torres of Aston Villa during the UEFA Europa Conference League 2023/24 Semi-Final second leg match on 9 May 2024

Olympiacos will face Fiorentina in Athens Europa Conference League Final

Hoops skipper Pico Lopes leads his team in the pre-match handshakes with the Saints ahead of their league game in Inchicore in April 2024

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

Aaron Greene of Shamrock Rovers poses with his SSE Airtricity / SWI Player of the Month Award for April 2024 at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin

Aaron Greene: ‘We'd a good month but I'd rather be top of the table than taking this (player of the month) award’

Joselu of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 08, 2024 in Madrid, Spain

Late Joselu brace sends Real back to Champions League Final at Bayern’s expense

Keith Long

Keith Long: ‘We didn't come to Tallaght and sit back. We didn't just want to survive. We wanted to thrive and get after the game’

Stephen Bradley and Leon Pöhls

Bradley brushes off talk of pressure on keeper Pöhls even if lessons need to be learned

Conor Parsons

League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 3 Waterford

Treaty United celebrate at Turner's Cross

In Pictures: Cork City 0 – 3 Treaty United

The UEFA EURO 2024 Trophy is displayed at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on April 25, 2024

EURO 2024 teams set for 26 player squads

Shamrock Rovers' Darragh Nugent slides in to the ball against Bohemians in Dalymount Park in the 1-1 draw between the sides on Friday 3rd May

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

Darragh Markey (Drogheda United 7), scores the winner with the last kick of the ball during the Drogheda United v St Patricks Athletic in June 2023

League Preview: St Patrick’s Athletic -v- Drogheda United

Niclas Fuellkrug of Borussia Dortmund scores his team's first goal whilst under pressure from Lucas Hernandez of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match

Advantage Dortmund following Füllkrug finish in first leg semi win over PSG

Drogheda United's Jack Keaney watches on Shamrock Rovers Johnny Kenny tumbles to the turf in Tallaght in their Premier Division match on Monday 29 April

Keaney to serve suspension as red card appeal fails

Aaron Greene scores for Shamrock Rovers against Drogheda United in Tallaght Stadium on Monday 29 April 2024

League Report: Shamrock Rovers 4 - 0 Drogheda United

Brendan Clarke and Ollie Horgan at Tallaght Stadium during Galway's 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium on 26 April 2024

Ollie Horgan hails penalty hero Clarke after Galway earn first points against Shamrock Rovers in 15 years

Olympique Lyonnais players celebrate after the team's 5-3 aggregate victory in the UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final second leg match against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes on April 28 2024.

Lyon to battle against Barca in Bilbao Champions League final

Aodh Dervin of Galway United FC feels pressure from Aaron Greene of Shamrock Rovers FC at Tallaght Stadium,  on April 26, 2024

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers-v- Drogheda United

Stephen Bradley during Shamrock Rovers' 1-1 draw with Galway United on 26 April 2024

Stephen Bradley on his stretched squad mis-firing against Galway: “It looked to me that we had a few players that got really comfortable understanding that the squad is tight at the moment”

Aitana Bonmati of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring her team's first goal during the UEFA Women's Champions League 2023/24 semi-final second leg match between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on April 27, 2024

Barcelona beat Chelsea to reach Champions League final

Tallaght Stadium

League Report: Shamrock Rovers 1 - 1 Galway United

Darragh Nugent of Shamrock Rovers FC is fouled by Jordan Flores of Bohemian FC during the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division match between Shamrock Rovers FC and Bohemian FC at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin on March 29, 2024

League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Galway United

Olympiacos players celebrate after the UEFA Youth League 2023/24 Final match between Olympiacos and AC Milan at Centre Sportif de Colovray on April 22, 2024 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Olympiacos defeat Milan 3-0 in UEFA Youth League final

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