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.

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Essendon's win over Collingwood has major ramifications for finals

Rohan Connolly Collingwood is now in serious danger of missing finals action for the first time since 2005.

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Backline still the key to Bombers' new bounce

On the rise: Essendon players at training.

Rohan Connolly At the start of this season, Essendon tried hard to have the focus turned away from its involvement in the ASADA saga and towards its football.

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Gap between Essendon and the best is a yawning chasm

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly When ASADA finally delivered those long-promised “show cause” notices to the bulk of Essendon’s senior list last week, an already difficult season for the Bombers became a lot more...

AFL

Finals still a long way off for Essendon, Carlton and Richmond

Essendon is desperate for JasonWinderlich to return.

Rohan Connolly For all its championing of a national philosophy, the AFL is never happier than when the establishment clubs in the game’s heartland are doing well.

AFL

Toothless Tigers torn to shreds by Bombers

Dyson Heppell handballs under pressure after a centre clearance.

Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.

AFL

Nick Riewoldt: more plaudits please for St Kilda skipper

Nick Riewoldt shares Eli Templeton’s joy at his first goal.

Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.

AFL

Dempsey back for Anzac Day clash, but Dons midfield takes a hit

Mark Thompson speaks to Courtenay Dempsey

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon rushes Courtenay Dempsey back into its line-up for Anzac Day blockbuster after a month-long club-imposed suspension.

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Pies match could be tipping point for Bombers' season

Essendon v Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Essendon faced its biggest on-field test on Friday night and was found wanting.

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For whom the toll tells

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

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Win for the bigger picture

Rohan Connolly The club and fans will go on, despite penalties given.

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Tigers cruise into September

Arms length: Stewart Crameri (left) battles with Alex Rance.

Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.

AFL

Bomber looking for the right stuff

Essendon's Mark Thompson Listens to Paul Little during the presser .13th November 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly Essendon coach wants to do well in 2014, but priority is to do things right.

Pies as they might

St Kilda's Jack Steven is tackled by Magpie Alex Fasolo last night.

Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.

AFL

Saints stroll to victory

Sure hands: St Kilda’s Arryn Siposs takes a safe chest mark despite the attentions of Giant Nathan Wilson yesterday at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.

Balance of trade

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Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.

365 days of AFL can dull senses, alienate fans

Rohan Connolly Has the 2012 AFL season actually finished yet? Has 2013 already begun? Who really knows any more?

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Goddard is newbie in name only

New beginning: Club chief executive Ian Robson shows Essendon's recruits the new training centre at Tullamarine.

Rohan Connolly Brendon Goddard is proving a godsend for Essendon's midfield, and its leadership.

Eight it great?

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Rohan Connolly The scramble for the AFL finals in 2013 is shaping as a dogfight unlike anything we've seen before.

Time for seasoned to be jolly

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Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.

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