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.


For Essendon's David Zaharakis, positivity pays off

Rohan Connolly David Zaharakis is talking to a group of Year 8 and 9 students from Essendon Keilor College about the perils of social media.


Trade winds blow strongest at Punt Road

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Rohan Connolly RIchmond has the most players from other clubs on its list, with 13, in keeping with its policy of protecting the senior list with rookie picks


Expansion day no horror movie

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Rohan Connolly The first part of Saturday’s double-header certainly delivered an unexpected plot.

Ad nauseam: TV launch leaves Bombers sidelined

Rohan Connolly At a particularly controversial and sensitive juncture in AFL football's recent history, conspiracy theories abound. Everywhere.


TV stations failing to maintain visual archive of football history

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Rohan Connolly TV doesn't seem to care about the golden years of footy - so it's up to others to preserve.


If he keeps playing like this, Watson will eclipse his dad

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Rohan Connolly You've got to be made of pretty resilient stuff to be the son of a former sporting great who follows his father into the same field, knowing from an early age that despite your love for the game or...

The Watson family business


Rohan Connolly Jobe has in recent seasons proved equal, if not better, than his legendary Bomber father.


Suns shine brightly and claim their biggest scalp

Sam Day, Seb Tape and Trent McKenzie of the Suns celebrate a goal against Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This was a complete performance from Gold Coast, leading from start to finish.


Team of year outs are as big as the ins

Will Minson.

Rohan Connolly Being an All-Australian selector is a pretty thankless task.

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Youth leads a changing of the guard

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Rohan Connolly When it comes to the best players, there's a definite changing of the guard going on.

Tigers stand up but Cats scoot clear

Cat attack: Billie Smedts and Andrew Mackie celebrate.

Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.


Golden to hold 'em

Dion Prestia.

Rohan Connolly The last time Gold Coast played Essendon in Melbourne, football fans received one of their earliest demonstrations that the AFL's insistence its expansion clubs would require patience was no idle...


Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.


Half a season produces team full of talent

Rohan Connolly's All-Australian team.

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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Pies' chance to break Hawthorn spell

Punching above his weight: Sam Mitchell averages 31 possessions against the Pies in the past five years.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley doesn't hold back in his praise of Hawthorn.

Blues daze for coach

Gold Coast players celebrate as the end of the match nears.

Rohan Connolly Brett Ratten, under pressure all season to keep his post despite having a year left to run on his contract but looking safer recently after Carlton's four wins in its past five games, might have had...

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Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.

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A team to stake your life on

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Choosing a team of top grand final performers since 1989 is no easy task.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly today at noon

Live from noon.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy matters that count to you with our live blogging guru Rohan Connolly, from midday today.

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World's best father-son

Greatest father-son combination?

Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett seems to raise the bar just a little higher each time he plays.

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