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 Six of Essendon's top-up players for the NAB Challenge pre-season series had their first training run with their new club on Wednesday night.
Rohan Connolly Football finally kicks off for 2015 on Thursday night, and the AFL may need a bigger and better year than it has known.
Rohan Connolly Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes AFL games are too long and should be reduced to no more than 90 minutes of playing time.
Rohan Connolly Carlton coach Mick Malthouse isn’t hiding his disappointment at another serious injury to big man Matthew Kreuzer, but says the Blues, like last year, will simply have to make do in his absence.
Rohan Connolly Poised to break Jock McHale's coaching record and already with three coaching premierships to his name, Mick Malthouse says he's still not satisfied, and that for him there's still a mountain to...
Rohan Connolly Fremantle coach Ross Lyon doesn't bother with popular perceptions. The Dockers, he says, will write their own story in 2015.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says the club is reviewing its recruiting processes after having banished former Melbourne star Colin Sylvia to WAFL club Peel Thunder for failing to meet expectations about...
Rohan Connolly As Carlton completed its final session of training before the Christmas break on Monday, big man Matthew Kreuzer stood out even more than usual.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood key defender Ben Reid's wretched luck with injury continues.
Rohan Connolly Former Collingwood star and Copeland Trophy winner Dayne Beams is back in his native Queensland. But while joining Brisbane has represented a homecoming, after six years in Melbourne there’s...
Rohan Connolly Having settled into his new AFL home at Brisbane after a bumpy departure from Geelong, Allen Christensen is happy once again.
Rohan Connolly AFL players fully expect to have their endurance pushed to the limit on pre-season training camps, not so much the resilience of their stomachs.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's most successful season on the field since 2007 has been mirrored off it, the Kangaroos finishing the year with an operating profit of more than $400,000.
Rohan Connolly Football can be a game of swings and roundabouts. And Essendon, and particularly their new recruit Shaun McKernan, now know a little better just how much.
Rohan Connolly For a story that began with one of the biggest bangs Australian sport has seen, the Essendon supplements saga appears set to conclude with one almighty whimper.
Rohan Connolly For most young footballers, being drafted by an AFL club is just the start of a journey. But for Geelong’s Cory Gregson, this is just the latest in a sporting story that already has several...
Rohan Connolly Three Hawthorn draftees ponder the beginning of an AFL career and the end of some old emotional attachments.
Rohan Connolly Carlton hasn't been able to match the heights they reached during the golden days of the 1970s and 80s for some time now. But at least in 2015, the Blues will be looking a lot more like they used to.
Rohan Connolly Whether it's a training session, the dying moments of a critical game or tackling a dangerous wave at a remote surfing location, Essendon defender Mark Baguley approaches every task with full-on...
Rohan Connolly As voting for two positions on Essendon’s board of directors begins, one candidate has declared his opposition to James Hird remaining coach of the club.