Mark Farren Obituary, Death – Any football player would consider it a career highlight to shatter the record for most goals scored by their team. To accomplish this feat after recovering from a sickness that threatened his life, as Mark Farren did at Derry City, raises that accomplishment to a level that is almost on par with the world of the fantastical. Sadly, the cancer that forced the patient to retire earlier than planned in 2010 will recur in following years. This week, Mark went away after a valiant fight against his illness.
Only 33 years old at the time. Even more cruelly, the Donegal man and his wife Terri-Louise had been bereaved of their triplet daughters, who had been given the names Terri, Marlie, and Millie, and who had passed away in 2014, not long after their early delivery. This week, Mark’s body was placed to rest next to those of the children. Greencastle is a fishing port and tourist town situated in the north-east of the Inishowen Peninsula, on the banks of Lough Foyle. He was born there on May 1, 1982.
His early years playing football in Britain with Tranmere and Huddersfield were marred by injury and a paucity of playing time opportunities. His career as a football player got off to a shaky start. He joined the Finn Harps, who are situated in Ballybofey, and went back to his home county to play for them. Mark was only able to make one appearance off the bench during the 2000-01 League of Ireland season before he made another transfer, this time to Monaghan United, which is where his career truly began to take off.