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How RTE finally got in on the joke

The Apres Match team are, finally, to be given their own stand-alone comedy show on RTE. Funny, satirical and inventive way beyond the confines of their sports-based show, Gary Cooke (left) and the lads have consistently proven themselves to be the most skilled comedy writers working on Irish television. And the only question is why on earth it has taken RTE so long to realise this? I am particularly delighted at the news, as I myself suggested such a move in this very column, when I wrote "RTE desperately needs a consistently funny comedy show, so why don't they give the (Apres Match) lads a full-time gig?" I wrote those lines, by the way in February 2011, and it's taken RTE over four years to heed them. Well, better late than never...