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

Run to the AFL finals: how your team will fare

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide has already proved the surprise packet of 2014. But as the AFL season enters its home stretch, the Power is in danger of not getting the reward its efforts deserve.

AFL

Collingwood no lock for finals, problems no easy fix

Collingwood trudges off after losing to Gold Coast.

Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.

AFL

Tigers win two on the trot but coach Hardwick not happy

Damien Hardwick speaks to his players during a break.

Rohan Connolly Richmond has scored consecutive victories for the first time in a disappointing 2014, but coach Damien Hardwick was anything but satisfied with his side's fifth win of the season against the Brisbane...

AFL

Richmond beats Brisbane Lions by 25 points at MCG

Jack Riewoldt attempting to mark over Pearce Hanley.

Rohan Connolly Ty Vickery kicked four goals on Saturday as Richmond scored consecutive wins for the first time this season, beating Brisbane by 25 points at the MCG.

AFL

Buckley on Pendlebury: There's no better leader than captain cool

Leader of the pack: Magpies captain Scott Pendlebury (centre) has impressed coach Nathan Buckley.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.

AFL

Essendon supplements saga becomes AFL's Watergate

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Rohan Connolly Lies, cover-ups, agendas, duplicity and, in terms of careers in the game, an increasing body count. Sound familiar? We haven’t had the movie yet, but surely that’s coming in time.

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AFL

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse gives out-of-favour stars a hip and shoulder

Coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Carlton lacks the necessary talent to mix it with the best, coach Mick Malthouse has conceded.

AFL

Port Adelaide losing a little power

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Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide has set the bar so high and so unexpectedly this AFL season that there had to be a correction of sorts at some stage. And it’s happening right now.

AFL

Eddie McGuire, you can't have it both ways

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire

Rohan Connolly Collingwood chairman’s surely ambit claim for compensation from the AFL for missing thousands from Sunday night game has predictably gone down like a lead balloon with fans of virtually of...

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Empty MCG.

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

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AFL

Time for coach Brad Scott to get nasty with North Melbourne

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Rohan Connolly Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.

AFL

Richmond leaders stand up

The Tigers run through the banner before the start of the game.

Rohan Connolly Richmond's on-field leaders have been criticised all season for their failure to steady a sinking ship, but the Tigers' best stood up in a big way in their 44-point win over St Kilda at Etihad...

AFL

Cotchin stars as Tigers beat Saints in AFL

A third quarter melee involving Anthony Miles , Jimmy Webster , Dustin Martin and Sebastian Ross

Rohan Connolly Skipper Trent Cotchin kicked a career-best five goals as Richmond scored just their fourth AFL win of the season on Saturday, beating bottom side St Kilda by 44 points at Etihad Stadium.

AFL

Hawthorn to test the mettle of the AFL's up-and-coming Gold Coast Suns

The challenge for Gold Coast's midfield against the Hawks is almost a microcosm of the bigger team picture.

Rohan Connolly If the AFL could have written a script for how the first of its two latest expansion clubs should perform on the field, it probably wouldn’t have been a lot different to the story of Gold...

AFL

Home sweet second home for Hawks

Top spot: Aurora Stadium has proven a happy hunting ground for Hawthorn.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn’s sizeable contingent of fans in Melbourne weren’t overly pleased when their club announced in 2001 it would start playing some home games in Launceston.

AFL

Football's balance of power shifts again

A numbers game: Will the Carlton v Collingwood match be able to compete with the World Cup and Wimbledon?

Rohan Connolly The standard line used to pump up clashes between old Victorian foes Carlton and Collingwood is ''no matter where they are on the ladder''.

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AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Magpie misery.

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

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AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Essendon

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

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AFL

Collingwood missing the scoreboard spread

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Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.

AFL

Hawks' run over Pies rankles coach Buckley

Tough talk: Nathan Buckley with Jarrod Witts during Saturday's game.

Rohan Connolly and Jason Phelan Hawthorn's stranglehold over Collingwood continues, the Hawks recording their 11th win from the two clubs' last 14 meetings at the MCG on Saturday, at the same time putting a serious dent in the...