More tributes have been paid to soccer legend Mark Farren

Mark Farren

Former Finn Harps and Derry City player Mark was 33 years old when he passed away on Wednesday after a lengthy battle with an aggressive brain tumour.

Inish Times Sports Editor Johnny Craig said on Highland Radio’s Saturday Sport show that Mark was a true legend.

He said the word is overused, but it would not be in Mark’s case.

Mark, who was Derry City’s all-time leading goalscorer, was buried on Friday beside his three triplet children, who died not long after their premature birth in 2014.

Tributes were also paid to the 2005 PFAI Player of the Year from President Michael D Higgins, FAI chief John Delaney, and Mark’s former Derry City teammate James McClean.

Johnny said the hundreds of mourners at his funeral showed the high esteem in which he was held…