Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.

Port Adelaide footballer's life cut short in Vegas hotel fall

Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.

Pies players mourn loss of 'J-Mac'

Midfielder John McCarthy playing for Collingwood against Melbourne in round 12 last year.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.

Magpies toast win and absent mate

Sharrod Wellingham (right) talks to Pies coach Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.

Pies expect Dawes to play despite injury

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson, Ashley Porter Chris Dawes is expected to play in Friday night's preliminary final against Sydney, despite hobbling through the last quarter of Saturday night's game with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

Pies battle to the bitter end

Coach Nathan Buckley says Collingwood's losing final was a corollary of its season.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood's losing preliminary final was a corollary of its season, according to Nathan Buckley.

Fear factor

Brent McAffer

Michael Gleeson The pain of injury and loss has haunted Brent Macaffer, writes Michael Gleeson.

Cordy proves ace forward for Bulldogs

Too powerful: Bulldog Ayce Cordy stops Port Adelaide's Darren Pfeiffer in his tracks.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs show poor marksmanship but still down Port by 38 points.