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

Current Cats won't cut it in finals

Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats are a “glass half-full” football club.

AFL

Geelong's second-term burst makes dominance really count

Cameron Guthrie attempts to scoop up the ball

Rohan Connolly Melbourne was still within three goals of Geelong as the quarter-time siren rang at the MCG on Saturday, but seldom this season will an ostensibly gettable defecit prove as deceptive as this one did.

AFL

Geelong and Port Adelaide followed very different paths after 2007

Victors: Geelong players celebrate their 2007 AFL grand final win.

Rohan Connolly Forks in the road of football history don't come a lot sharper than those which followed the events of AFL grand final day in 2007.

AFL

Five of the best to fight out flag

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Rohan Connolly While debate may continue in 2014 about the state of the game and the AFL's handling of the competition, one thing becoming increasingly clear is that the top of the ladder is as competitive as it...

AFL

Nature or nurture - footy's developing question

Thrown to the wolves: Jack Watts is monstered by Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly It's a couple of weeks short of five years since Jack Watts made his AFL debut with Melbourne, an occasion which attracted even more attention than when he'd been selected at No.

AFL

Count on Cats being there

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Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.

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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.

AFL

AFL season 2014: The most even in recent memory

The premiership battle will be much closer in 2014.

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

AFL

Geelong picks Lincoln McCarthy for second AFL game

Lincoln McCarthy has been earmarked to take over the role long occupied by triple premiership star Paul Chapman.

Rohan Connolly Geelong youngster Lincoln McCarthy will play his second game of AFL football against Adelaide on Thursday night, nearly two years after his first for the Cats.

AFL

Impossible win at Cats' fortress still spurs Swans to a finals fling

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Rohan Connolly SYDNEY had far more important matters on their mind than history when they upset Geelong at Simonds Stadium two years ago.

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AFL

Hawks can beat Kennett curse

Hawthorn v Sydney

Rohan Connolly Each time Hawthorn and Geelong have clashed since 2008, it has felt like a final.

AFL

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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AFL

Cut and bruised after a long fall from grace

Tough call: Jordan Gysberts in action for Melbourne against Geelong. He won rave reviews early on.

Rohan Connolly Most players delisted in clubs' annual end-of-season list purges don't raise too many eyebrows.

Cats' back-to-back premiership hopes live on

Joel Selwood.

Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.

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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Opinion

Selwood ruling misses the mark

Geelong's Joel Selwood

Rohan Connolly When over-sensitivity is the order of the day, a sledgehammer is the best tool to crack a walnut.

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No punch line in big brother joke

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Rohan Connolly When the brothers Selwood collided at Subiaco, the byplay which followed attracted more amusement than any concern

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Another visit to the Cats to test Swans

Rohan Connolly Swans have won kudos for having held on to one of the top two spots on the ladder since June.

Finals are about timing and it's Cats' time

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly This has been an even more eventful AFL season than usual, full of wild fluctuations.

Beware Geelong's charge from outside the four

James Podsiadly and Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.