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

Bottom-placed Saints stun Fremantle in upset of the season

Rohan Connolly St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.

AFL

Cotchin stars as Tigers beat Saints in AFL

A third quarter melee involving Anthony Miles , Jimmy Webster , Dustin Martin and Sebastian Ross

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.

Saints still sorting things out four years after last win over Collingwood

St Kilda v Collingwood

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.

AFL

Saints hit back after slow start

Heads-up: Melbourne's Nathan Jones evades at St Kilda chaser on Saturday night.

Rohan Connolly St Kilda’s big men earn new coach Alan Richardson a gritty first-round win over Melbourne.

AFL

Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

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Rohan Connolly A great deal has changed at Richmond over the last five years.

AFL

Saints turn tide on Bombers

Nick Riewoldt celebrates a goal.

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.

AFL

Risk-free football does fans no favours

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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.

Pies as they might

St Kilda's Jack Steven is tackled by Magpie Alex Fasolo last night.

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.

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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AFL

Saints stroll to victory

Sure hands: St Kilda’s Arryn Siposs takes a safe chest mark despite the attentions of Giant Nathan Wilson yesterday at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.

The weight

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Rohan Connolly It's taken some time, but St Kilda now expects Sean Dempster to play a big role in 2013

In the final quarter

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Rohan Connolly With their AFL careers entering the latter stages, how do football veterans prepare for yet another season?

AFL

Watters' Saints: the team that time forgot

St Kilda coach Scott Watters

Rohan Connolly Why does everyone overlook St Kilda when they consider finals contenders?

Dons hand out a lesson

Jobe Watson and Clinton Jones

Rohan Connolly St Kilda has regularly found itself short of sufficient height and strength in recent times.

Sainters shine after dark week

Up, up and away: St Kilda's Ben McEvoy soars over Demon Jake Spencer at the MCG on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.

Port weathers a storm

Close tangle: St Kilda's Lenny Hayes and Port's Jackson Trengove fight for the ball.

Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.

Port clings to its place in the eight

Port's Justin Westhoff grabs a mark in the final minutes of the game.

Rohan Connolly Power earns praise from coach Ken Hinkley for its fighting qualities after nearly blowing a 47-point lead.

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End this farce

Chris Judd's hearing unfair: Manager (Thumbnail)

Rohan Connolly The AFL must act swiftly before the basic premise of the game is altered, writes Rohan Connolly.

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Journey into the unknown

2012 season.

Rohan Connolly With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.