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 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...
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...
Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.
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.
Rohan Connolly There's anticipation at Carlton this week as veteran coach Mick Malthouse takes the reins.
Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.
Rohan Connolly Mick Malthouse taking over at Carlton was always going to be one of the best stories of 2013.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.
Rohan Connolly The Blue joins a select few unsung heroes who turned a final.
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...
Rohan Connolly There's some obvious contenders for coach of the year in 2012.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to Essendon in one of those results that confounds all logic and form.
Rohan Connolly The 2006 elimination final was a great night for the Demons.
Rohan Connolly Three weeks ago, this column outlined the reliability of the 'round seven rule', and came up with a final ladder.