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

For whom the toll tells

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Rohan Connolly Dons could face final insult if they hold their points.

Bombers run out of excuses

Rohan Connolly Simply, with a few exceptions, Essendon's players lack passion and fight.

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AFL

Rule to protect players' legs could leave their heads exposed

Ashley McGrath slides for the ball.

Rohan Connolly It took just over a half of the opening game of the season for the first rules controversy.

Dons hand out a lesson

Jobe Watson and Clinton Jones

Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.

AFL

Suns shine brightly and claim their biggest scalp

Sam Day, Seb Tape and Trent McKenzie of the Suns celebrate a goal against Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This was a complete performance from Gold Coast, leading from start to finish.

Rohan Connolly

More heroes answer call in Anzac epic

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly There can't have been a Pies supporter who wasn't having the worst case of deja vu imaginable with two minutes left to play yesterday.

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Quick as a flash Dons end contest

Two against one: Bomber Paddy Ryder is sandwiched between Brisbane Lions Ben Hudson and Jared Polec in a marking duel.

Rohan Connolly Ten minutes effectively decided Essendon's win over the Brisbane Lions.

Bombers delivering skill and grit

Essendon's Alwyn Davey

Rohan Connolly Essendon has now positioned itself as a very serious contender for the top four.

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Bombers pop the cork

Bombers away: Paddy Ryder marks in front of Beau Waters and Sam Lonergan.

Rohan Connolly Champagne football. It's a throwaway line often used as much with irony as a straight face.

Dons' aim hurts Tigers

High five: Essendon's Cale Hooker lays a high tackle on Richmond's Alex Rance during their match at the MCG last night.

Rohan Connolly They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.

Football

Wayward Dons blow it

Tight contest: Sydney's Lewis Roberts-Tomson tackles Essendon's Heath Hocking last night.

Rohan Connolly Sydney's thrilling four-point win over Essendon last night threw up all sorts of bizarre numbers. The bottom line, though, was that once again these two teams served up a blinder.