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 Essendon has dealt with plenty of uncertainty off the field. But there's plenty to be sorted out for the Bombers on it as well.
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 The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.
Rohan Connolly Perhaps it was a bizarre moment in the second quarter that might have best summed up Essendon's hard-fought win over Gold Coast on Saturday.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood is now in serious danger of missing finals action for the first time since 2005.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.
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...
Rohan Connolly Essendon coach wants to do well in 2014, but priority is to do things right.
Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.
Rohan Connolly Has the 2012 AFL season actually finished yet? Has 2013 already begun? Who really knows any more?
Rohan Connolly Brendon Goddard is proving a godsend for Essendon's midfield, and its leadership.
Rohan Connolly The scramble for the AFL finals in 2013 is shaping as a dogfight unlike anything we've seen before.
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...
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.
Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.
Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.