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Afternoon Sport: Cabinet Has Signed Off On Ireland’s Bid To Co-Host Euro 2028

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Chelsea have agreed a "significant" compensation package with Brighton for head of recruitment Paul Winstanley

SOCCER

Cabinet has signed off on Ireland’s bid to co-host Euro 2028.

A memo on co-hosting the UEFA tournament was presented by Culture Minister Catherine Martin and Sport Minister Jack Chambers.

The bid involving Ireland and the UK nations - needs to be submitted ahead of Wednesday’s deadline.

Under the plan, both the Aviva and Croke Park would potentially share seven games if the bid succeeds.

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Chelsea have agreed a "significant" compensation package with Brighton for head of recruitment Paul Winstanley.

He'd already been placed on gardening leave while the two clubs discussed terms for him to move to Stamford Bridge.

Winstanley follows Albion's former boss Graham Potter in making the switch to London.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy says Greg Norman needs to quit as commissioner of the Liv Series if relationships in the sport are to be repaired.

The World number one has been fiercely critical of the breakaway Saudi-backed event, which has seen a number of high-profile names defect from the PGA Tour.

McIlroy claims tensions won't ease while Norman is still in position:



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Gary Hurley remains well placed to gain a card at the DP World Tour’s Q-School in Tarragona.

After penultimate round of 70, the Waterford golfer sits in 12th position on 18-under par.

The top 25 - plus ties - will qualify.

John Murphy is 42nd, and five shots adrift of the current qualifying mark.

SNOOKER

Judd Trump and Xiao Guodong are tied at 2-frames apiece in their UK Championship first round contest.

On the other table, Jack Lisowski leads Xu Si by 4-frames to nil.

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