Munster Under-21 Football Final:Cork 1-18; Tipperary 3-08
Once again defeat was the lot of Tipperary in a football final against Cork. Following the magnificent, and wonderful, All-Ireland win by Tipperary minor footballers in 2011, there was confidence among the true followers that an Under-21 title would be won during the following three years. The Tipperary Under-21's were very impressive in their two previous championship games this year but, as often in the past, a final against Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn proved a bridge too far.
The great people who continue to work hard to improve the standard of the game in the county should not lose heart; progress has been made. A renewed effort should be made to improve the standard of the game at club level. The divisional and county championships should be graded more tightly so that teams of a similar quality are competing against each other—close scoring games bring up the standard. Outside coaches should be brought in to work with teams at club level; and to make greater use of videos.