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 Port Adelaide charged through a gap against Fremantle. Now it knows what it feels to be like on the opposite side.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide goes into Saturday night's preliminary final against Hawthorn at the MCG not having met the Hawks there since the low point in its AFL history three years ago. Much has changed.
Rohan Connolly When Sydney plays North Melbourne in Friday night's preliminary final, memories of a much darker chapter in the Swans' history will be revived.
Rohan Connolly Whichever players end up being announced this year's All Australians on Tuesday evening, no one will be able to argue there has not been a significant changing of the guard.
Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn might have won an abundance of premierships in the modern era, but there’s little doubt a back-to-back triumph in 2014 would be as satisfying as any of the previous wins.
Rohan Connolly The last time Sydney and North Melbourne clashed in September produced one of the more forgettable finals in recent AFL history. We can expect a lot more this time around.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak are two of the best players in the AFL. But never more so than when they're playing against the best teams in the competition.
Rohan Connolly The demands on an AFL coach's time are extraordinary enough during the regular season and even more so when his team is involved in finals, let alone when he's also just become a father for the first...
Rohan Connolly It's 20 years since Geelong beat North Melbourne in a finals classic so good it might just be the greatest game of football ever played.
Rohan Connolly Every year, a bandwagon develops around at least one of the elimination final winner's prospects of putting a qualifying final loser out in straight sets. And every year, it doesn't happen.
Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.
Rohan Connolly Essendon has dealt with plenty of uncertainty off the field. But there's plenty to be sorted out for the Bombers on it as well.
Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne and Essendon have both proved they can play decent football this season. But for how long?
Rohan Connolly A tougher, angrier Geelong powerhouse Tom Hawkins is in top form, and ready to intimidate his opponents this finals series.
Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.
Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, is on hand to answer all your footy questions.
Rohan Connolly Richmond's climb up the ladder from 3-10 has not only created football history, but set the Tigers up for further success, regardless of what happens next week.