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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Tigers cruise into September

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

AFL

Enjoy it, Hardwick tells his Tigers

Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid talks to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick during the match.

Rohan Connolly Richmond coach says team will embrace first appearance in finals series for 12 years.

Bombers run out of excuses

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Rohan Connolly Simply, with a few exceptions, Essendon's players lack passion and fight.

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Dons hand out a lesson

Jobe Watson and Clinton Jones

Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.

Pies, Dons can dig deep

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Rohan Connolly Already, 2013 is looking likely to be a premiership won by depth as much as class.

AFL

Dons well placed for Pie fright

David Zaharakis.

Rohan Connolly Few players have featured in as important a moment in just their fourth AFL game as did Essendon's David Zaharakis in 2009.

AFL

Essendon stymies Pies attack

Jobe Watson

Rohan Connolly Bombers held sway in general play and on the scoreboard the entire afternoon, but that didn't necessarily make their eventual 46-point win a comfortable exercise until the final 10 minutes.

The shock trooper

Nathan Lovett-Murray

Rohan Connolly AFL life after 30 is looking good for Nathan Lovett-Murray, even if he continues to get more attention for his life off the football field.

Hird lauds Bombers' pre-season where players gave 'everything'

Jobe Watson

Rohan Connolly Determination to prove critics wrong will be key focus of Essendon's 2012 campaign.

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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Gutsy Dons graft a win

Partick Ryder

Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to call it a decent win by Essendon, getting home by 25 points after looking set to be overrun midway through the final term with only one fit player left on the bench, and Port...

Rohan Connolly

Solo Ryder a poser for Dons

'The tempting conclusion is that Paddy Ryder is at his absolute best unencumbered by the presence of either Hille or Bellchambers.'

Rohan Connolly Depth is a vital component of any aspiring finalist's make-up and it will be particularly handy for Essendon this week.

Bombers delivering skill and grit

Essendon's Alwyn Davey

Rohan Connolly Essendon has now positioned itself as a very serious contender for the top four.

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AFL

Bombers' Ryder coup

Paddy Ryder.

Rohan Connolly ESSENDON has retained one of its most valuable assets with star big man Paddy Ryder re-signing with the club on a four-year deal, ending speculation he could be poached by Greater Western Sydney or...

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