SATURDAY represented another historical day for Skerries as they fielded an under21 hurling team for the first time.Following on from the success of the club's first ever Minor team in 2011, who won their championship, this was a milestone for Skerries Harps as it fielded for the first time in its history teams at every age level in Dublin Hurling. Managed by David Kelly and assisted by MJ Geoghegan, Liam Staunton and Ger O'Mahony, the game was also notable for the visit of the oldest hurling club in Dublin, Commercials, to the Skerries venue. Played in ideal conditions the game was a physical affair with both teams trading point for point in the early stages. Early points from influential centre-back Andy Smyth (2) and Eoghan McGinley (2) left the Skerries up by 0-4 to 0-3 at the midway stage when centre forward and Fingal hurler James O'Callaghan stroked a lovely ground ball from 20 yards past the Commercials keeper. Particularly effective at that stage was Kian Coleman and Jack Hickey who were operating at right half back and at right wing-forward respectively. Skerries conceded a penalty midway through the first half but Oisin O'Leary was on hand to block the shot and Young midfielder Ian Furlong then completed the first-half scoring to leave Harps up by 1-5 to 0-3. The second-half was a tighter affair and Commercials threw everything they had at the Harps defence. And Eamonn McIlgorm who was imperious at fullback throughout together with cornerbacks Eoin Hickey and Cillian Copeland ensured that Commercials were kept at bay. Two early points from captain Barry Grimes and a brace of points from young star Damien Ward ensured that Harps stayed ahead of the ever improving Commercials side. With five minutes to go Commercials scored from a well-taken 21 yard free to reduce the deficit to two points. It was then that midfielder Eoghan McGinley grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and following a super run from substitute Connor Garrett, McGinley ran through the heart of the Commercials defence and to net his side's second goal. That restored their five point margin and from there Harps were never troubled. SKERRIES HARPS: O O'Leary; C Allidine, E. McIlgorm, E Hickey, C Copeland, A Smyth, C Coleman, E. McGinley, I Furlong, J Fay-Watt, J O'Callaghan; J Carroll, B Grimes, R Ferguson, D Ward. Subs: S Rogan, C Hickey, C Garrett, A Cullinan, D McNamee C Azarpardi.