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Late Derry City star honoured with establishment of Mark Farren Memorial Cup

Published 03/06/2016 | 14:05

Former Derry City player Mark Farren, who died of cancer at the age of 33, and his wife Terri-Louise. Photo: Pacemaker
Former Derry City player Mark Farren, who died of cancer at the age of 33, and his wife Terri-Louise. Photo: Pacemaker

THE SSE Airtricity League has announced the naming of a new cup in honour of Derry City legend Mark Farren RIP.

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Mark Farren's death earlier this year was a sad loss to Irish football and the SSE Airtricity League has recognised his contribution to the game by naming the U17 Mark Farren Memorial Cup after him.

The Donegal-born striker had an illustrious career in the game with Derry City, Finn Harps, Glenavon and Monaghan United. He was also an apprentice at Huddersfield Town and Tranmere Rovers.

"It's fitting to way to commemorate Mark's memory. All young players should aspire to have a career and conduct themselves in the same manner he did. He was a great player as well as being a great person," said FAI Director of Competitions Fran Gavin.

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