Following on from the high of winning a Munster title and agonisingly losing the All-Ireland Final in 2015, the stakes couldn’t have been more testing as Tipperary commenced this years’ U21 football campaign away to a fancied Kerry back in early March. There was to be no joy in Tralee as Tipp were relieved of their Munster crown by Kerry in that EirGrid GAA Football Munster Quarter-Final, with the home side edging it by the slenderest of margins, Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 1-07. Kerry lost a player to a red card with eight minutes or so to half time and Tipp profited almost immediately as Liam Casey (Cahir) scored an all-important Tipperary goal.
Instead of kicking on it was Kerry who held the sway to take the win.
Tommy Toomey and the his fellow senior management had put great effort into this campaign and following a good run in the Leinster league would have probably expected to get further in the championship, but such is life.