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Martin O'Neill, James McClean and ex-team-mates turn out for Mark Farren fundraiser

The former Derry City striker requires specialist treatment for a brain tumour.

SEVERAL OF IRISH football’s most familiar faces turned out at the Brandywell today to show their support for Mark Farren.

The former Derry City striker will fly to Mexico on Monday for specialist treatment on a brain tumour, and a fundraising game between a Derry City XI and a Northern Ireland XI took place this afternoon at the home of the Candystripes.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill took charge of the Derry City side, while Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was in the opposing bench.

James McClean, with Pat  Duffy and his grandson Noah Republic of Ireland winger James McClean with Pat Duffy and his grandson Noah. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Patrick Jennings, Kevin Deery, Ruairi Harkin, Ruaidhri Higgins, Kevin McHugh, Eoin Bradley and Danny O'Carroll Pat Jennings, Kevin Deery, Ruairi Harkin, Ruaidhri Higgins, Kevin McHugh, Eoin Bradley & Danny O'Carroll. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Paddy McCourt, Neil McCafferty and Ryan Coulter Paddy McCourt, Neil McCafferty and Ryan Coulter. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Martin O'Neill gives his team talk Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill gives his team talk before the game. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

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Phil Coulter and Frank Gallagher Phil Coulter and Frank Gallagher. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Martin O'Neill signs a jersey for Philip Johnston Martin O'Neill signs a jersey for Derry City kit manager Philip Johnston. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Martin O'Neill and Michael O'Neill with Mark Farren and his wife Terri Martin O'Neill and Michael O'Neill with Mark Farren and his wife Terri. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Martin O'Neill and Michael O'Neill Martin O'Neill and Michael O'Neill make their way on to the field. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

The two teams before the game The two teams line up before the game. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

James Singleton and Shaun Holmes with Terrence Moyne, Paul Duddy and Martin McGonagle Captains James Singleton & Shaun Holmes with match officials Terry Moyne, Paul Duddy, Martin McGonagle. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

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