Derry City record goal scorer Farren passes away at 33


Mark Farren was scoring goals at a clip nearing a goal-per-game as recently as 2014.

On Wednesday, he succumbed to an aggressive brain tumor.

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In yet another example of a life taken at an extremely young age, Derry City record goal scorer Farren died at the age of 33 while undergoing treatment.

Farren scored a club-best 114 goals over 209 matches with Derry, and also played for Finn Harps, Monaghan United and Glenavon. He spent his youth with Tranmere Rovers and Huddersfield Town in England.

From the BBC:

City chairman Phillip O’Doherty said: “We offer our sympathies to his family.

“He was a superb player and I think the entire football community throughout Ireland would say the same.

“But, most of all, he was a decent human being.”

He was mourned in the Irish and world football community.