McHugh organises road race for Mark

Mark Farren.
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FINN Harps striker, Kevin McHugh, is organising a 5 kms. run, walk or jog in support of former Derry City team-mate Mark Farren (pictured above).

Farren, the 31-year-old Brandywell club’s leading goalscorer, underwent successful surgery on a benign brain tumour which was diagnosed back in 2008, but now requires further treatment.

McHugh, in the company of Finn Harps, Derry City and other League of Ireland players, past and present, are all expected to take part in the 5 kms. event which takes place on Saturday, February 8th.

The entry fee is E5 which can be paid at the registration in Killea FC clubhouse, with registration open from 9.00 a.m. on the morning of the event.

“Mark and are good mates and I just wanted to do something to show him that we are thinking about him,” stated McHugh.

In fact, Farren, from Greencastle, made one appearance for Harps during the 2000/2001 season.

“Mark was delighted to learn that we were doing something and I’m delighted that the PFAI are also on board,” added McHugh.

“At the minute the response I have received since posting the news on ‘facebook’ and ‘twitter’ has been incredible and because of it we may actually be forced to change the route.

“I’ll be speaking to some of Mark’s old team-mates at Derry City and I know that Finn Harps players are using the run as part of their pre-season preparations.

“There are also a number of other League of Ireland players who have been in touch in regards anything they can do.”

For more information or to register e-mail: kmchugh@donegalcoco.ie