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.

AFL grand final 2014: Hawthorn pride produces another premiership

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn is a club with enormous pride. Now it's also a club with two lots of back-to-back flags among its dozen premierships. And those two points are inextricably woven.

The greatest of them all in the AFL?

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly As Sydney and Hawthorn meet in Saturday’s grand final, there’s, as usual, a premiership cup on offer to reward nearly 12 months of hard work.

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AFL grand final: Rohan Connolly rates Sydney and Hawthorn

Hawks v Swans

Rohan Connolly Sydney and Hawthorn: the elite, the core group and the bottom six

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Essendon's David Myers came 'pretty close' to giving up on AFL dream

David Myers

Rohan Connolly With his body right and some consistent game time under his belt, Essendon's David Myers is finally delivering on the package the Bombers paid for seven years ago.

Drama as Carlton and Essendon play first draw of AFL season in final round

Essendon v Carlton AFL MCG , Dustin Fletcher , Bryce Gibbs and Dyson Heppell fly for a mark
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Sunday the 6th of April 2014

Rohan Connolly The first draw of the year in the AFL came on the penultimate day of a six-month home-and-away season and was probably a fitting result, given that both Carlton and Essendon at one stage had led by...

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Richmond's climb up the AFL ladder one for the record books

Richmond

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.

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

The Tigers have won seven in a row.

Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, is on hand to answer all your footy questions.

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Report card for AFL teams that didn't make the grade

Josh Hill returns to the Eagles side this weekend.

Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly, noon Monday

Essendon out.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin.

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly answers all your footy questions.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Geelong's finals credentials.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.

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AFL

Essendon supplements saga becomes AFL's Watergate

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Rohan Connolly Lies, cover-ups, agendas, duplicity and, in terms of careers in the game, an increasing body count. Sound familiar? We haven’t had the movie yet, but surely that’s coming in time.

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Run to the AFL finals: how your team will fare

Dockers

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide has already proved the surprise packet of 2014. But as the AFL season enters its home stretch, the Power is in danger of not getting the reward its efforts deserve.

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AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly, midday

If you don't mind: Richmond's Steven Morris reacts to a free kick.

Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, answers all your footy questions.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly, midday

Alex Woodward of the Hawks celebrates his debut game.

Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, answers all your footy questions.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly, noon Monday

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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Hawthorn to test the mettle of the AFL's up-and-coming Gold Coast Suns

The challenge for Gold Coast's midfield against the Hawks is almost a microcosm of the bigger team picture.

Rohan Connolly If the AFL could have written a script for how the first of its two latest expansion clubs should perform on the field, it probably wouldn’t have been a lot different to the story of Gold...

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Empty MCG.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Essendon

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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Surprise-packet Saints make strong statement to start AFL season

Pressure: The Saints Luke Dunstan gets his handball away
from West Coast’s Cullum Sinclair.

Rohan Connolly Perception often lags behind reality in AFL football, and in the case of Sunday's game between St Kilda and Adelaide, seemingly about three weeks behind.