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

Paul Chapman happy and ready to soar at the Bombers

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.

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Paul Chapman unfazed by Essendon's supplements scandal

Generic drugs in sport

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

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Rohan Connolly Football fans love nothing more than a historical reference point to give them an idea how their club’s new recruits measure up.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

Dayle Garlett.

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

Rohan Connolly

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

AFL

Nathan Lovett-Murray admitted to alcohol clinic

Essendon's Nathan Lovett-Murray.

Rohan Connolly Recently retired Essendon veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray has admitted himself to a rehabilitation clinic for treatment for alcoholism.

AFL

Winged Pie Alex Fasolo ready to fly again

Alex Fasolo.

Rohan Connolly Alex Fasolo came with a rush once his AFL senior career got under way. First picked for Collingwood midway through 2011, by the end of the following season, he’d played 37 of a possible 40 games.

AFL

Jack Grimes relaxed about Demons leadership conundrum

Jack Grimes.

Rohan Connolly Jack Grimes says he’s comfortable whatever the final decision on the Demons’ on-field leadership is for next year.

AFL

Jackson confident Dees can return to the black

Peter Jackson.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne chief executive says he is hopeful club can return to the black in 2014 after signing new major sponsor.

AFL

National AFL draft is still a lottery

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly It's national draft time, which means next Thursday you're likely to hear as many football superlatives as you could thrust a bigger and better Oxford dictionary at.

AFL

Patrick Karnezis fulfils a boyhood dream by playing for Collingwood

Patrick Karnezis

Rohan Connolly Former Brisbane Lion Patrick Karnezis feels right at home in the black-and-white stripes.

AFL

Saints pay Port to get Richardson

Alan Richardson

Rohan Connolly It took a day of haggling over compensation for a rival's loss of a director of coaching, but St Kilda late on Thursday got its man when it announced its new senior coach as long-time assistant Alan...

AFL

Self-made man who finally gets his chance to star

Alan Richardson

Rohan Connolly The experience of coaching at six previous AFL clubs and in a variety of roles has given Alan Richardson one of the caper's most solid CVs.