The boots worn by one of Derry City’s greatest ever players are being auctioned in support of the appeal fund set up in aid of former Candystripes striker Mark Farren.
The fund was set up after the family of City’s record goalscorer appealed for financial help to enable him to travel to Mexico for specialised treatment after he recently underwent a third operation during which surgeons removed over 80% of a brain tumour.
However, the 33-year-old’s speech and mobility have been affected and a biopsy after the surgery indicated the tumour was highly aggressive.
The family of the former PFAI Player of the Year say a six-week treatment programme is his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life.
Farren’s former Derry City team-mates and current Republic of Ireland internationals, James McClean and David Forde, are reported to be two of many past and current players to have pledged financial support.
And now, an avid fan of the Brandywell club is giving up what he has described as his “proud possession” – football boots worn by legendary Derry City striker Liam Coyle.
Hugh Curran says all proceeds raised from the auction will go to the fund.
He has revealed the boots are the ones Coyle scored “his last ever goal in his last ever game for Derry City”
Coyle (pictured), a member the historic treble-winning Derry City team of 1989, scored almost 200 goals for the Brandywell club.
Hugh says the boots will go to the “highest bidder.”
To make a bid, visit Hugh’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hugh.curran.90?fref=ts