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

AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.

Loss has Tigers chasing tail

Nathan Gordon of the Tigers is tackled by Matthew Boyd of the Bulldogs.

Rohan Connolly After only three rounds, Richmond is already facing an uphill battle to stay in touch with the top of the AFL ladder at 1-2 and facing a challenging next month.

Rohan Connolly

Hawks and Cats a rivalry to savour

Geelong v Hawthorn.

Rohan Connolly There can't be a genuine fan of AFL who isn't salivating over the prospect of another epic between Hawthorn and Geelong at the MCG tonight, whatever their club allegiance.

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Football

Two cool Cats show the Twain meets midfield

Steve Johnson aka 'Stevie J' (left) and Paul 'Chappy' Chapman.

Rohan Connolly During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.

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Dockers rewrite the script

Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers marks in front of Paul Chapman of the Cats during the second AFL elimination final.

Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.

AFL

Big guns back as momentum builds

Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins ready to throw his considerable weight behind Cats' 2013 campaign.

AFL

Dogs take it up to Cats

Cat and Dog fight: Cameron Guthrie (left) and Jake Stringer duel for a mark.

Rohan Connolly Western Bulldogs put up a good fight but in the end the Cats take the points.

AFL

New moves for old Cats

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Geelong's capacity to keep its playing group fresh and hungry over a golden era now spanning seven years has become one of the AFL's best examples of list management.

Geelong pays price for cat naps

Geelong fades.

Rohan Connolly Consistency within games is becoming an issue for Geelong.

Cats an acid test for Hawks

Familiar tale: The Cats celebrate their round-two victory over Hawthorn, their eighth in a row.

Rohan Connolly The Cats have won their past eight clashes against the flag fancies.

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Football

Cats won't drop off: Selwood

Rohan Connolly Geelong captain says the Cats are contenders for a back-to-back premiership.

Fading? Not so fast

Quick learner: young Cat Allen Christensen.

Rohan Connolly Rivals and pundits may think otherwise, but the Cats expect to be involved at the pointy end of the season for several years.

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Flat Cats on attack

Geelong's Joel Selwood (right) and Paul Chapman

Rohan Connolly IT'S not often you get to the mid-point of an AFL season without a pretty clear indication of how most teams are tracking, but then 2012 is shaping as an extraordinary sort of football year.

There's plenty of life, and fight, left in Cats

Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly It's not often you get to the mid-point of an AFL season without a pretty clear indication of how most teams are tracking, but then 2012 is shaping as an extraordinary sort of football year.