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Farren received a fitting farewell

By Scott Young

As much as I want to see Glentoran do well I was delighted to see Ciaran Martyn score for Glenavon on Saturday on what was an emotional day for him following the tragic loss of his good friend Mark Farren.

We all moan about our lives, but everything pales into insignificance following the heartbreaking news from Mark's family.

Mark was an unbelievable footballer, a genuine star who was loved and respected by so many, including his friends at Glenavon.

I have no doubt that if this Glenavon side had a player of the quality of Mark Farren then it would be challenging for a league title.

This Lurgan Blues team is a formidable outfit, but imagine how strong they would be with Mark leading the attack.

Goals during Saturday's Irish Cup clash were scored in the 10th and 18th minutes, Mark's jersey numbers at Glenavon and Derry City.

It was a very moving and touching occasion and the Glentoran fans also showed their class by paying respect.

It's such a tragic, sad loss and the League of Ireland and Irish League has lost a genuine star.

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