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

Time for coach Brad Scott to get nasty with North Melbourne

Rohan Connolly Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.

AFL

North Melbourne's romp over Lions little more than a training run

Andrew Swallow and Ryan Lester

Rohan Connolly The signs weren't good for Brisbane well before North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey posted the first goal of Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium seven minutes in.

AFL

Defence the fine line between North Melbourne's pleasure and pain

Solid: Lachie Hansen is proving a handy intercept player in North's defence.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.

Club greats into Hall of Fame

Inducted: Matthew Richardson.

Rohan Connolly Five champions of the modern era and a Carlton great of the 1940s are the latest inductees into the AFL Hall of Fame.

AFL

Dons done and dusted

Essendon v North Melbourne

Rohan Connolly How Essendon hung on in this game for even a half is anyone's guess.

AFL

Clarkson all set for run to the flag

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson walks out onto the field during the match against North Melbourne.

Rohan Connolly Relieved Hawthorn coach can start planning his side's finals assault.

Hawks tease Kangaroos

No way out: Hawk Cyril Rioli sandwiched between two Kangaroos.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.

AFL

Pies start hot, go cold

Cross purposes: Roos Scott McMahon (left) and Luke Delaney have Pie Chris Tarrant covered last night.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.

Football

Good sign in North defence

Drew Petrie Majak Daw

Rohan Connolly Young North Melbourne defender Shaun Atley appeared for the Roos in both contests.

NAB Cup

Jacobs shows his quality

North Melbourne v Melbourne

Rohan Connolly The Kangaroos couldn't broker a trade deal for former Port Adelaide draftee Ben Jacobs.

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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AFL

Roos put bite on Dogs

North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.

AFL

Rewards come for Roos

Flight time: Richmond's Jack Riewoldt flies with the pack for a mark.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.

AFL

Hard to sell faltering North Melbourne

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Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.

Etihad might be a home ground disadvantage

Etihad Stadium

Rohan Connolly Roos stutter when they step out of their comfort zone.

AFL

Dismal Dees dismantled

Stacks on: Kangaroo Lindsay Thomas is mobbed by Melbourne players on Saturday, one of the few times the Dees went near the ball.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.

The outsiders

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Rohan Connolly There are no cosy odds for the Roos. They should be applauded for staying in the game.

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Playing the rivalry card

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Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.

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Bombers bounce Roos

Mixed emotions: Essendon players celebrate after Roo Hamish McIntosh missed an after-siren goal attempt.

Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.

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Fighting Roos start to find their true North

David Swallow

Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...