A fitting gesture has been made to the late, great former Derry City player Mark Farren have the FAI announced that a cup is to be named after the late striker who was from the fishing village of Greencastle.
Farren sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer in February of this year.
Farren passed away aged 33 in February after a battle with cancer.
The talented striker – the Candystripes all-time leading scorer – had travelled to a specialist clinic in Tijuana, northern Mexico last summer for treatment on a grade four brain tumour
However he tragically lost his battle with the disease, and the league has now recognised his contribution to the game by naming the U17 Mark Farren Memorial Cup in his honour.
The Donegal-born striker had an illustrious career in the game with Derry, Finn Harps, Glenavon and Monaghan United.
He was also an apprentice at Huddersfield Town and Tranmere Rovers.
A great gesture for a truly great and inspiring person.Tags: