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 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.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt could finish his career behind only Robert Harvey as the Saints' games record holder after committing to the club for another two seasons.
Rohan Connolly Luckless Geelong forward Daniel Menzel is hopeful but still cautious about the prospect of a return to AFL football in 2015.
Rohan Connolly Heritier Lumumba concedes his farewell speech to Collingwood didn’t come out quite the way he wanted.
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.