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.

AFL

Clarkson all set for run to the flag

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson walks out onto the field during the match against North Melbourne.

Rohan Connolly Relieved Hawthorn coach can start planning his side's finals assault.

Hawks tease Kangaroos

No way out: Hawk Cyril Rioli sandwiched between two Kangaroos.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.

Cool Hawks find path to completion

Rohan Connolly In all the gushing about Fremantle's incredible levels of defensive pressure during the week, people might have been forgetting something.

AFL

Cool Hawks find path to completion

Hawthorn celebrates winning the 2013 Premiership

Rohan Connolly In all the gushing about Fremantle's incredible levels of defensive pressure during the week, people might have been forgetting something.

GRAND FINAL 2013

Redemption a powerful force as Hawthorn charges to premiership No.11

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn won the contested possession. It won the clearances. It won the tackle count. Unlike last year, when it also dominated most of the key statistical indicators but couldn't convert that edge...

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Hawks prove they're made of right stuff

Collingwood v Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Before yesterday it still somehow felt like Hawthorn had some sort of question to answer.

Hawks widen their options

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Rohan Connolly The pieces of the flag jigsaw are coming together for Hawthorn.

Burgoyne can bring home bacon

Shaun Burgoyne

Rohan Connolly There are plenty of reasons why Hawthorn now seems a premiership standout.

Aussie Rules

Third time lucky for Magpies

Rohan Connolly COLLINGWOOD assistant coach Robert Harvey said yesterday the Magpies had taken plenty of confidence out of last week's return to some sort of form against Essendon.

AFL

Hawks clearly the best: Harvey

Collingwood football training. Nathan Buckley and Robert Harvey. 10th of April 2012.

Rohan Connolly Magpies assistant coach Robert Harvey says team took confidence out of last week's win.

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The scare Hawks had to have

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Rohan Connolly Hawthorn has the fundamentals in place to win the flag.

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AFL

Bulldogs end the drought

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn.

Rohan Connolly Few NAB Cup wins of recent times will have been accompanied by as many smiles as greeted the Western Bulldogs’ one-point thriller over Hawthorn on Friday night.

AFL

Eagles to soar highest

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui will have an impact in the marathon that is an AFL season.

Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.

AFL

Cats inflict more pain on Hawks

Mitch Duncan celebrates.

Rohan Connolly It's a familiar tale for Hawthorn as it slumps to a 10th straight loss to Gelong.

Coach fires up in bid to spark Dal Santo

Going nowhere: Ryan Crowley hangs on to Nick Dal Santo for dear life.

Rohan Connolly Some players are afforded more critical largesse than others.

Tigers earning respect

On the ball: Richmond's Jake King (centre) reaches for the ball as teammate Addam Maric (right) runs past.

Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.

Dramatic win for Magpies

Destiny in their hands: Hawthorn?s Lance

Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.