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 There's a very strong common denominator between Hawthorn's first back-to-back premiership sides of 1988-89 and the Hawks of 2013-14, and it’s a key to what has made this proud club such a...
Rohan Connolly Sydney and Hawthorn: the elite, the core group and the bottom six
Rohan Connolly Cream rises to the top as the season’s best two clubs face off in the grand final.
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 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 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.
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.
Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.
Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.
Rohan Connolly If Essendon was looking for some sort of emotional boost at the start of this critical game against West Coast, it couldn't have written a better script than what actually unfolded.
Rohan Connolly Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says he can see his players beginning to come out of their shells as the Blues continue their late-season improvement.
Rohan Connolly You had a pretty good sense of what was going to happen within 10 minutes, by which time Carlton had banged on three goals without reply.
Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.
Rohan Connolly When Sydney played Hawthorn a couple of weeks back, you could have forgiven Swans little man Ben McGlynn the temporary indulgence of looking around the MCG and wondering what might have been.
Rohan Connolly It goes without saying Hawthorn is the most successful club of football’s last 50 years, 10 of its 11 premierships won since 1971, a strike rate of one flag every 4.
Rohan Connolly The cap of 120 interchanges per team introduced by the AFL this season has not panned as anyone thought it would, but the outcome has been quite satisfactory.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.
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.
Rohan Connolly Ty Vickery kicked four goals on Saturday as Richmond scored consecutive wins for the first time this season, beating Brisbane by 25 points at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.