1981 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship
|All Ireland Champions|
|Winners||Tipperary (5th win)|
|All Ireland Runners-up|
On 13 September 1981, Tipperary won the championship following a 2-16 to 1-10 defeat of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. This was their fifth All-Ireland title in the under-21 grade and their third in succession.
- "County profile: Tipperary". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 24 December 2015.