Derry great Mark Farren passes away

Mark Farren

Derry City’s all time top goal scorer Mark Farren has passed away after a six year battle with cancer.

The 33 year old was diagnosed with a grade four brain tumour last year and spent time in Mexico in a bid to fight off the life threatening condition.

The Greencastle man was the Player of the Year in 2005 and surpassed Derry’s scoring record of Liam Coyle (112 goals) in September 2012.

Mark also played with Finn Harps and had a spell  in the Irish League with  Glenavon.

Tributes have been paid to the Derry great on social media today.