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.
@JamesMcC14 Extremely sad news
— Christopher (@christyboy87) February 3, 2016
We are all shocked & saddened to hear about the passing of Mark Farren deepest condolences to his family & many friends may he rest in peace
— Finn Harps FC (@FinnHarpsFC) February 3, 2016
R.I.P Mark Farren an absolute gentleman he was pic.twitter.com/DUdzRLGAuf
— Stephen Mclaughlin (@stephenmac15) February 3, 2016
Sad to hear the passing of Mark Farren today.Our POTY in 2005 an incredible player and an incredible man. RIP Mark. pic.twitter.com/ZTNie9hJ80
— PFA Ireland (@PFAIOfficial) February 3, 2016