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 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.

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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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League Report: Shelbourne 3 - 0 Galway United

Goals from James English, Greg Moorhouse and Reece McEnteer helped the Reds to a third-place finish which will see them face Drogheda United over two legs next month.

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Shamrock Rovers

Following a week where they lifted the EA Sports Cup trophy but were eliminated from the FAI Cup by Bohemians, it is back to league matters for Derry City this evening as they welcome Shamrock Rovers to the Brandywell (kick ...

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Limerick

After a fortnight’s break, the Hoops come into Friday’s home game against Limerick looking for their fifth league win in their last six matches (kick-off 8pm).

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Positive lessons learned even in defeat for Michael O'Neill

While Northern Ireland began their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 2-1 home defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Michael O’Neill was perfectly entitled to take the positives from his team’s performance at Windsor Park on Saturday afternoon.

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UEFA Nations League Preview: Northern Ireland -v- Bosnia & Herzegovina

Michael O’Neill’s men begin their inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign in Belfast on Saturday afternoon as Bosnia & Herzegovina come to town (kick-off 2pm).

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FAI Cup Report: UCD 2-1 Waterford

First Division league leaders UCD deservedly booked their place in the semi-final of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup at the expense of Premier Division Waterford in Belfield on Friday evening.

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FAI Cup Preview: UCD -v- Waterford

With the Students on the cusp of winning the First Division, they have the pleasant distraction of an Irish Daily Mail quarter-final on Friday when they welcome Waterford to UCD Bowl (kick off 7.45pm).

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UEFA Nations League - has it covered

Certain Ireland players like Declan Rice and Harry Arter and the whole professional Danish squad don’t seem overly enthusiastic about the UEFA Nations League which kicks off this week but here at we are all over the competition.

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Gareth McAuley ready for 'amazing' opportunity at Rangers

Northern Ireland international Gareth McAuley has joined Rangers. The former West Bromich Albion player has been a free agent since leaving Albion in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League.

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Michael O’Neill names squad for start of UEFA Nations League

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has named a 25 man squad for September’s Windsor Park matches against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Israel.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians

The FAI Cup famine continues for yet another year which makes the arrival of bitter cross city rivals Bohemians to Tallaght on Friday night (kick off 8pm) all the more of a must-win game for Hoops supporters, who haven’t seen ...

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Goalkeeping situation at Shamrock Rovers clears with Chencinski departure

With Alan Mannus having made his first Shamrock Rovers start on Sunday after a seven year spell away from the club, the Hoops have confirmed on Monday the departure of Tomer Chencinski from Tallaght.

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Europa League Postcard from Stockholm (AIK -v- Shamrock Rovers)

Macdara Ferris talks us through his trip to Stockholm to watch Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualification action

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