Tipp Man Shane O’Donoghuie to Guest Host Golf Show

Clonmel Man will head up ‘Morning Drive’

Clonmel Man will head up ‘Morning Drive’

Shane will then travel up to Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania to cover the US Open from 10-16 June for CNN Worldwide. Irish eyes will be on Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell in the hope that either one can achieve a second US Open win. Irish viewers can watch CNN’s Living Golf show on Channel 506 on the Sky Digital platform or video clips via cnn.com/livinggolf. The show airs on June 6: 1030, 1730, June 8: 0830, 2200, June 9: 1730, June 15: 1730, June 16: 0830, 2230. Shane will also be hosting video essays for Sport’s Illustrated Golf.com and appearing on NBC Golf Channel.

Shane will be back in Ireland to cover the Irish Open at the end of June. The Irish Open is taking place in the Dublin area for the first time since Irish golfers have won 7 majors. July will bring Shane to The British Open at Muirfield and then he is back to the US in August for US PGA Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending Champion is at Oak Hill Country Country Club in Rochester New York. Golf fans can follow Shane on Twitter @ShaneODonoghue

Shane O’Donoghue joined CNN in 2011 as the host of monthly programme, ‘Living Golf’. Hailing from Clonmel in Co Tipperary in Ireland, O’Donoghue worked as a presenter and commentator for the national broadcaster RTE for fifteen years. From 2004-2010, he was part of the BBC TV Golf Commentary team, reporting, commentating and interviewing at key events such as The Masters, Open Championships, BMW PGA Championships, Barclays Scottish Open Championships in addition to the Ryder and Walker Cups. As a TV commentator he has worked with European Tour Productions “World Feed” at a variety of European Tour events since 2005 and several Ladies European Tour events. O’Donoghue has a lifelong passion for golf, both amateur and professional and has written an acclaimed book about the men and women who paved the way for today’s Irish golfing stars called, “Legends in their Spare Time”.