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.
Rohan Connolly Essendon board candidate Jason Cunningham has penned an open letter to club members in an attempt to dispel fears that he and running mate Ron Gauci are "an AFL plant".
Rohan Connolly Grass roots campaigning has achieved much in the political sphere recently. Now two candidates for the Essendon board hope the strategy can prove as effective in the football world.
Rohan Connolly The Western Bulldogs finally have a coach for 2015. And one of Luke Beveridge’s first tasks in his new job will be to appoint a new captain.
Rohan Connolly Former Essendon champion full-forward Matthew Lloyd is returning to his old club as a specialist goalkicking coach.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne veteran Daniel Wells isn't required back at training for a couple of weeks, but on Monday he'll be getting a pre-season head start, joining a handful of other senior teammates at the...
Rohan Connolly It's ironic that as Essendon stumbles through another major issue, it's those who've been under the most pressure - James Hird and his players - who have kept the coolest heads.
Rohan Connolly Traditional football fans have had another victory of sorts with the AFL lifting restrictions on the size of cheer squad flags at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly The AFL is making a good start in its bid to win back disenchanted fans with some basic measures. And there's plenty more the league can still do.
Rohan Connolly There doesn’t seem to be quite the same level of hype around the “who’s going to be No.
Rohan Connolly Luke Beveridge would have been a longshot to take a senior AFL coaching job only 12 months ago. But inside the industry, the stocks of a favourite for the vacant Western Bulldogs job have continued...
Rohan Connolly As Melbourne signs another player from a rival club, coach Paul Roos says the Demons will continue to look to experienced talent to improve the list.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne coach Paul Roos says the Demons don't expect any ill-feeling between the club and former captain Jack Trengove after the midfielder's trade to Richmond was aborted on medical grounds.
Rohan Connolly Fans, football departments and particularly AFL club fitness men should all be happy with the 2015 fixture, the league having worked hard to minimise the problematic six-day break between games.
Rohan Connolly What actually constitutes success for an AFL club, off-field riches or on-field premierships? It’s not always that simple to work out, particularly at this time of year.
Rohan Connolly "Better the devil you know" is an idiom that might be occupying the minds of more than a few AFL list managers at the moment.
Rohan Connolly The 2015 AFL fixture is one for the genuine fans, and from a football perspective it's pretty fair to the clubs as well.
Rohan Connolly Tensions between Australian football and soccer have flared over a dispute about the scheduling of the A-League grand final next May.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda veteran Adam Schneider will play on with the club as a mature-age rookie next year despite being delisted by the Saints on Tuesday.
Rohan Connolly Rodney Eade is one of only two men who have coached more than 300 AFL games not to have won a premiership. But his new stint in charge of Gold Coast gives him his best chance yet to change that.
Rohan Connolly The AFL could do a lot worse than look to the A-League as it goes about repairing its relationship with football supporters who actually go to the games.