HUDDERSFIELD’S Brothers Pearse are hopeful of chalking up a first win of the Pennine Gaelic Football League campaign when they host Manchester side Oisin’s at All Saints High School on Sunday (1.00).

They went down 4 goals and 12 points to 10 points at home to reigning British champions and early league leaders John Mitchel’s last Saturday, but produced a spirited show.

“We are still understrength, and a number of our lads played after taking part in local football matches in the afternoon,” explained club secretary Ollie Walsh.

“But we gave it a really good go, and we were unlucky to give away as many goals as we did.”

Brothers were beaten 2-11 to 2-5 in their opening game against St Benedict’s at Beeston, Leeds. Benedict’s and Oisin’s drew last weekend.

It’s the first of back-to-back fixtures against Oisin’s with Brothers heading to Didsbury a week on Sunday.

Brothers Pearse, meanwhile, were well represented when the annual Gaelic Athletics Association annual congress got under way in Sligo today.

Four members are at the two-day meeting of football and hurling’s governing body, with the big issue the award of grants to players in the strictly amateur sports.

Many grass-roots members are against so-called ‘pay to play’