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

Former North Melbourne champion Wayne Schwass calls for mental health round

Wayne Schwass

Rohan Connolly Former North Melbourne champion Wayne Schwass has called on the AFL to make the issue of mental health an immediate priority with the introduction of a themed round to the AFL fixture.

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Pre-season: What we've learnt

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Rohan Connolly Here's just a few things we have already gleaned from this February's football.

AFL

Richmond downs Collingwood by 48 points in their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta

Ground zero: Tiger Matthew Arnot and Magpie Scott Pendlebury battle for the ball during their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,

AFL

Simon Madden says it's time for Essendon to move on

Simon Madden

Rohan Connolly Newly elected Essendon director says the Bombers are working hard to put last year behind them.

AFL

Simon Madden to provide experience to Essendon's board

Simon Madden

Rohan Connolly Simon Madden, after more than 40 years with the club as a player and coach, he is taking up the cudgels from arguably an even more influential position at the board table.

AFL

Wayne Campbell to replace Jeff Gieschen as umpires' boss

Wayne Campbell.

Rohan Connolly Former Richmond captain and current Tigers' official Wayne Campbell is to be announced as the AFL's new director of umpiring, replacing the long-time occupant of the position Jeff Gieschen.

AFL

Power of the people forces Cats backflip

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Rohan Connolly Geelong's decision to slug non-members to watch training sessions backfires.

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TV stations failing to maintain visual archive of football history

Rohan Connolly TV doesn't seem to care about the golden years of footy - so it's up to others to preserve.

AFL

Paul Chapman happy and ready to soar at the Bombers

 Paul Chapman (left) at Essendon training on Wednesday.

Rohan Connolly But some are viewing Essendon's big-name signing as a considerable risk.

AFL

Ahmed Saad devastated over drug ban but vows to return

Ahmed Saad.

Rohan Connolly Forward says it hadn't occurred to him to check whether powder was on banned substance list.

AFL

Paul Chapman unfazed by Essendon's supplements scandal

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Rohan Connolly Essendon told Paul Chapman that the worst of their supplement scandal was over before he joined the Bombers.

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AFL

Thomas primed to excel from round one: Malthouse

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Former Collingwood premiership player having his training load managed.

AFL

Nathan Buckley understands the difficulty of Darren Jolly's football exit

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley's response to the pointed criticisms of his former premiership ruckman Darren Jolly on Thursday was predictably measured.

AFL

Darren Jolly blasts Nathan Buckley as a 'coward'

Darren Jolly.

Rohan Connolly Disillusioned Darren Jolly concedes his AFL career is over, but not without some fierce parting shots at the manner in which it ended.

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New Blue out of the Woods

Cameron Wood

Rohan Connolly Cameron Wood wasn't always a favourite of Collingwood fans during his five years with the Magpies, but he was with his teammates, a fact underlined again when the ruckman was selected in the AFL...

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Carlton talks up new Blues

Carltons' new recruits Cameron Giles, Patrick Cripps, and Nick Holman.

Rohan Connolly Football fans love nothing more than a historical reference point to give them an idea how their club’s new recruits measure up.

AFL

Best of the rest still full of hope ahead of drafts

Travis Tuck

Rohan Connolly Never have so many disappointed but still hopeful AFL prospects sweated on their futures as the huge pool awaiting Wednesday's pre-season and rookie drafts.

AFL

Hawthorn's Dayle Garlett takes his second chance

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Rohan Connolly Just on a year ago, Dayle Garlett's hopes of an AFL career were in tatters.

AFL

Equalisation just as crucial as kicks and Marx

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Rohan Connolly While Marx's philosophies are unfashionable, there's one sport in which they're holding up.