Après Match is an Irish comedy show normally screened after competitive Irish soccer matches on RTÉ and perform live shows in theaters across Ireland. It is performed by Barry Murphy, Risteárd Cooper and Gary Cooke. It grew out of Barry Murphy and Risteárd Cooper's Frank's Euro Ting sketches which first enlivened Rte's coverage of Euro '96 for which Rep. of Ireland had failed to qualify. Barry Murphy had performed similar football-related sketches on RTÉ in 1994.
"Après Match" proper was born when Gary Cooke joined the duo and soon became a fixture following each of Ireland's qualifying games for the 1998 World Cup. With a career spanning over 20 years the Apres lads are still at the forefront of Irish comedy both on screen and in front of a live audience.