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.


Fixture: hits 'n' misses

Sherrin football

Rohan Connolly There's a bit of something for everyone in the AFL fixture for 2014, and we're not just talking about the marketing and football departments of the 18 clubs.

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What's gone wrong with the Weagles?

Daniel Kerr.

Rohan Connolly Many pundits tipped West Coast to win the flag. What has happened to this year's supposed juggernaut?

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Song remains the same in Blues backyard

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Despite a new coach, Carlton isn't any better, writes Rohan Connolly.

No grounds for concern at Etihad, says Malthouse

Carlton's coach Mick Malthouse on the sidelines with Chris Yarran.

Rohan Connolly Coach believes win has removed an "unnecessary burden" from the club.

Port weathers a storm

Close tangle: St Kilda's Lenny Hayes and Port's Jackson Trengove fight for the ball.

Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.


Swans in doubt for top four

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Rohan Connolly To say you can't win the flag without finishing top four in the modern era isn't just a truism, it's an incontrovertible fact.


Little men must stand tall in Blues' finals bid

Dejected Blues leave the field after losing to Hawthorn in round 12.

Rohan Connolly Sometimes the AFL ladder flatters to deceive, and occasionally it doesn't do a team justice.


Magpies draw short straw


Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.

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Blues lose Judd for rest of season

Chris Judd

Rohan Connolly Carlton's finals hopes in tatters after defeat by the Western Bulldogs, with key midfielder Chris Judd gone as well.


Cats cream of the crop


Rohan Connolly In the big games, Geelong has proved most reliable.

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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Tigers out to cause more pain

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.


Many twists in finals tale


Rohan Connolly Excitement galore on first weekend of finals as three favourites are beaten.


Power have the glory, and the midfield

A Power fan cheers her team on.

Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is rapidly turning into the feel-good story of 2013.


Daw lives up to hype, while others fall well short

One of six: Majak Daw lets fly goalwards on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly The hype has been considerable, but the reality of Majak Daw at senior level is living up to it.


Is Collingwood on the nose?


Rohan Connolly Can a side as proven as the Pies really be dismissed as a flag chance?

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Bombers and Blues the thorn in each other's side

Matthew Lloyd wrestles with Stephen Silvagni in the 1999 preliminary final.

Rohan Connolly The notable rivalries between different pairs of AFL clubs have their own characteristics. Carlton and Essendon's remains one of the most intense.


Suns shine with their fast and furious football

Gary Ablett.

Rohan Connolly If Gold Coast continues to improve at its current rate, things could change dramatically.

Live blog: Sensational round 17

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Rohan Connolly Round seventeen promises several season-defining matches.

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Tables turn as Dons face Roos

Dustin Fletcher tangles with Drew Petrie.

Rohan Connolly Round 10 doesn't seem all that long ago, the first weekend of a winter that still has plenty of chill left.