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.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.
Rohan Connolly Skipper Trent Cotchin kicked a career-best five goals as Richmond scored just their fourth AFL win of the season on Saturday, beating bottom side St Kilda by 44 points at Etihad Stadium.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda’s big men earn new coach Alan Richardson a gritty first-round win over Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly A great deal has changed at Richmond over the last five years.
Rohan Connolly Few games this season will undergo as dramatic a transformation as early as did St Kilda's upset 16-point win over Essendon.
Rohan Connolly Nothing in football is certain, but if empirical evidence is any guide, Monday’s Geelong-Hawthorn clash will be a belter. Let’s hope so. Because the AFL has seldom needed one more.
Rohan Connolly Last time St Kilda beat Collingwood was an occasion remembered far more for an injury and an altercation between a coach and a player than the actual result.
Rohan Connolly It's taken some time, but St Kilda now expects Sean Dempster to play a big role in 2013
Rohan Connolly With their AFL careers entering the latter stages, how do football veterans prepare for yet another season?
Rohan Connolly Why does everyone overlook St Kilda when they consider finals contenders?
Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.
Rohan Connolly The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.
Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.
Rohan Connolly Power earns praise from coach Ken Hinkley for its fighting qualities after nearly blowing a 47-point lead.
Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.
Rohan Connolly In the end, you had to wonder whether Collingwood won last night's game against St Kilda, or rather, failed to lose it.
Rohan Connolly When over-sensitivity is the order of the day, a sledgehammer is the best tool to crack a walnut.
Rohan Connolly When the brothers Selwood collided at Subiaco, the byplay which followed attracted more amusement than any concern
Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.