BROTHERS PEARSE were beaten but far from disgraced in Yorkshire’s Gaelic football final.

The Huddersfield side went down by four goals and 13 points to one goal and nine points to Cu-Chullains at Beeston in Leeds.

But the Newcastle team were being held going into the final 15 minutes, when they ran in three goals to give the scoreline a lopsided look.

Brothers fielded three Under 18s in James Mellor, Chris Cassidy and Rory Doyle, boding well for the future.

“We knew we’d be up against it, and our aim was to make the match a decent spectacle, which we managed,” said club secretary Ollie Walsh.

“Cu-Chullains have the pick of players in the North-East and are a very strong side.”

Brothers will enter a team in the Carnegie floodlit nines at Leeds in November.