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.

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Port's power knocks out Magpies

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.

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Port Adelaide's season already a success for the faithful

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Rohan Connolly By the end of its first five games under Ken Hinkley, Port had already matched its win tally for 2012.

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Hawks bank on big defender to tip match-up in their favour

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn knew heading into last year's finals series they could use another strong-bodied key defender. But after the preliminary final, it became non-negotiable.

Tippett a tall order for Lake and Hawks defence

Kurt Tippett

Rohan Connolly Last year Hawthorn got a big scare from Kurt Tippett.

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Worsfold's legacy speaks for itself

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly In the end, John Worsfold's departure as West Coast coach wasn't a massive surprise. If the Eagles were far and away the most disappointing team of the 2013 AFL season, their coach didn't exactly set...

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Hawk Cyril Rioli in doubt for Swans finals clash

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Cyril Rioli of the Hawks leaves the field injured during the round 22 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn small forward Cyril Rioli is in doubt for Friday's AFL qualifying final against Sydney at the MCG after failing to train with the main group on Thursday.

AFL

Season 2013: Five of the best

Ashley McGrath takes the Lions over the line; round 13, Brisbane Lions v Geelong.

Rohan Connolly This AFL season will always be remembered more for the incredible events off the field.

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Integrity cuts both ways

Call on Simonds Stadium should have been made earlier.

Rohan Connolly The AFL has taken a tumble from its moral high ground.

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A Saints farewell that smells like team spirit

St Kilda retiring players

Rohan Connolly Few players have racked up more than 200 games with as little fuss or fanfare as St Kilda's Jason Blake.

Connolly's finals blog: A matter of integrity

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly To discuss AFL integrity and other hot footy topics, join a live blog with Age footy expert Rohan Connolly from midday Monday. And you can send in your questions right now.

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Tigers cruise into September

Arms length: Stewart Crameri (left) battles with Alex Rance.

Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.

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Enjoy it, Hardwick tells his Tigers

Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid talks to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick during the match.

Rohan Connolly Richmond coach says team will embrace first appearance in finals series for 12 years.

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Double trouble for first-up loser

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Rohan Connolly Since Essendon's dramatic expulsion from the finals series on Tuesday, there's been plenty of talk about its 'dead rubber' against Richmond.

Tigers out to cause more pain

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Rohan Connolly It's fair to say the whole football world is pretty dirty on Essendon right now, but perhaps Richmond more than most, for a couple of good reasons.

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Bomber the man to fill the breach

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Rohan Connolly Mark Thompson's original club has never required him to step up to the plate more than right now.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly, noon

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's live blog guru, at noon Monday.

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Race for ninth spot wide open

Carlton players

Rohan Connolly Five teams have varying levels of hope as the final round approaches.

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Persistence pays off for hardworking Ledger

St Kilda's Tom Ledger.

Rohan Connolly Good news story out of round 22 has to be selection and performance of Tom Ledger.

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Win for the bigger picture

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Rohan Connolly The club and fans will go on, despite penalties given.

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Clarkson all set for run to the flag

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson walks out onto the field during the match against North Melbourne.

Rohan Connolly Relieved Hawthorn coach can start planning his side's finals assault.