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Mark Farren passes away aged 33

Mark Farren

Mark Farren

Former Derry City and Finn Harps player Mark Farren has passed away, aged 33, after a battle with cancer.

The Greencastle native was diagnosed with having a benign brain tumour in 2008 and was forced to retire from football.

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However, in 2011 he returned to play for Derry and went on to surpass Liam Coyle as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Unfortunately, the cancer returned – and last year he was diagnosed with having a grade four brain tumour.

A massive fundraising campaign was launched to help him undergo revolutionary treatment in Mexico, and he had surgery last August.

However, it was sadly announced this morning that Farren – who also played for Monaghan United and Glenavon – had passed away.

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