Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

AFL

Bulldogs' season slipping away after yet another defeat

Rohan Connolly The Western Bulldogs' season is slipping into disrepair after their sixth loss from their past seven games, to Brisbane at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

AFL

Brisbane Lions pounce as Western Bulldogs lose way

Lion Stefan Martin and Bulldog Will Minson battle in the ruck.

Rohan Connolly All season, the Western Bulldogs have played impressive quarters of football here and there, only to be let down, often in the same game, by others that weren't in the same ball park.

Club greats into Hall of Fame

Inducted: Matthew Richardson.

Rohan Connolly Five champions of the modern era and a Carlton great of the 1940s are the latest inductees into the AFL Hall of Fame.

AFL

Hawthorn picks Luke Lowden for first game after six-year wait

Luke Lowden playing in the VFL in 2012.

Rohan Connolly After a six-year wait, Hawthorn ruckman Luke Lowden will finally make his AFL debut in Launceston on Saturday against West Coast.

AFL

John Coleman film find is football gold

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Rohan Connolly After this week’s latest inductions, the Australian Football Hall of Fame has 257 members. Of those, 25 are official Legends of the game.

Favourite sons join AFL's exclusive club

Anthony Koutoufides

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly looks at the six who have earned their places in the AFL Hall of Fame.

AFL

Defence the fine line between North Melbourne's pleasure and pain

Solid: Lachie Hansen is proving a handy intercept player in North's defence.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.

AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

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Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly A schizophrenic schedule, even Demon defeats impressive, and Tigers' tale of woe.

AFL

Blues all talk, no action

Rohan Connolly It has been two months now since outgoing Carlton president Stephen Kernahan, following the Blues’ shocking 0-4 start to the season, conceded that his club had to rebuild its senior list.

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AFL

Toothless Tigers torn to shreds by Bombers

Dyson Heppell handballs under pressure after a centre clearance.

Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.

AFL

Joe Daniher and Ty Vickery dropped for Essendon and Richmond Dreamtime clash

Tiger bright:  Forward Ty Vickery.

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon and Richmond have both lost patience with key forwards ahead of their Saturday night "Dreamtime" clash at the MCG.

Saints still sorting things out four years after last win over Collingwood

St Kilda v Collingwood

Rohan Connolly Last time St Kilda beat Collingwood was an occasion remembered far more for an injury and an altercation between a coach and a player than the actual result.

AFL

AFL bye conundrum: rest not always a remedy when it comes to winning

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Rohan Connolly Thursday night's Sydney-Geelong clash at the SCG would seem a difficult call for football tipsters around the country. Strangely, it doesn't seem to be worrying the punters quite so much.

AFL

Next six weeks will tell how brightly Suns can shine

Rohan Connolly The Gold Coast Suns have reached dizzy heights on the AFL ladder, but face a big challenge to stay there.

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly Seriously, how many faux “controversies” about disunity do we have to endure every time a senior player gives a teammate a public dressing down during the heat of a game?

AFL

Count on Cats being there

Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.

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AFL

Magpies win a classic over Eagles at the MCG

Magpie Steele Sidebottom celebrates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.

AFL

Nature or nurture - footy's developing question

Thrown to the wolves: Jack Watts is monstered by Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly It's a couple of weeks short of five years since Jack Watts made his AFL debut with Melbourne, an occasion which attracted even more attention than when he'd been selected at No.