Mark Farren’s parents have spoken of their pride and emotion at the naming of the new stand at Brandywell Stadium in honour of their late son.
Michael and Kathleen Farren visited the newly-redeveloped Brandywell with BBC Newsline reporter Keiron Tourish.
The Lone Moor Road venue now includes the Mark Farren Stand, which will hold almost 1,000 supporters.
“We are so proud they named it after Mark,” Kathleen Farren said.
“He thought an awful lot of Derry City and the supporters thought an awful lot of him.
“This stand will be here long after my time. Mark’s spirit will always be at Derry City.”
Greencastle native Farren became Derry City’s record goalscorer in 2012 and scored 113 times in 209 appearances for the Candystripes.
Farren passed away in February 2016 after a battle with cancer.
His father Michael said: “How impressed Mark would be to look at this now. he was a brilliant boy.”Tags: