1981 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
|Winning team||Kerry (27th win)|
|Player of the Year||Jack O'Shea (Kerry)|
The 1981 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was played from May to September, 1981. Kerry achieved a record equalling "Four In A Row" of All-Ireland titles with a victory over Offaly in the final, by a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-08. The experience of defeat for Offaly would prove influential in time to come.
31 May 1981
|Offaly||1-14 – 1-9||Westmeath|
Referee: K Campbell