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.

Drama as Carlton and Essendon play first draw of AFL season in final round

Rohan Connolly The first draw of the year in the AFL came on the penultimate day of a six-month home-and-away season and was probably a fitting result, given that both Carlton and Essendon at one stage had led by...

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Brian Taylor affair: time to call out casual bigotry

Taylor apologises over 'big poofter' remark (Thumbnail)

Rohan Connolly You couldn’t escape the irony on Saturday night of the news that one of Australia’s greatest sporting heroes Ian Thorpe had publicly revealed his homosexuality coinciding with an AFL...

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AFL

Murphy finally making his mark for Blues

Leading light: Carlton’s Marc Murphy evades Eagle Dean Cox.

Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.

AFL

Hawthorn continues to have the wood on Carlton

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Rohan Connolly Should Hawthorn defeat Carlton as expected at the MCG on Friday night, the Blues will be handed another unwanted slice of history in an era in which they’ve already had several.

The new blue

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly There's anticipation at Carlton this week as veteran coach Mick Malthouse takes the reins.

AFL's year of triumph and ignominy

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Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.

Malthouse's Blues look a good mix

Mick Malthouse

Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.

AFL

Freo puts hold on Blues

Carlton v Fremantle

Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.

AFL

Now Duigan can dine out on his four goals

Richmond's Alex Rance is shattered as Carlton's Nick Duigan celebrates his fourth goal on Sunday.

Rohan Connolly The Blue joins a select few unsung heroes who turned a final.

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Fumbles put AFL bosses firmly in spotlight

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Rohan Connolly Tomorrow night's blockbuster between Hawthorn and Geelong should be a beauty. And it certainly can't come quickly enough for the AFL, which needs a win far more desperately than either the Cats or...

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Blues should stick with Ratten

Chris Judd and Brett Ratten

Rohan Connolly There's some obvious contenders for coach of the year in 2012.

Out of the Blue

Catch me if you can: Alwyn Davey leads Carlton's Nick Duigan a merry chase in the Bombers' upset win. Davey chipped in with three goals.

Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.

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A tale of two paths taken

A Demon no more: Brock McLean celebrates victory over St Kilda in the 2006 elimination final.

Rohan Connolly The 2006 elimination final was a great night for the Demons.

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Make-or-break month for Ratten

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Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.

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Blueprint to avert Carlton crisis

Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Carlton, much like Geelong in 2006, is at a critical moment in its recent history.

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