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.

Roos rebound as big forwards fire

Rohan Connolly Throughout this season, both North Melbourne and Essendon have been unable to find anything like the sort of consistency they’d like.

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Cats keep cool heads in win over Kangaroos

Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos tackles Shane Kersten of the Cats during Saturday night's game.

Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.

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North Melbourne's romp over Lions little more than a training run

Andrew Swallow and Ryan Lester

Rohan Connolly The signs weren't good for Brisbane well before North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey posted the first goal of Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium seven minutes in.

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Defence the fine line between North Melbourne's pleasure and pain

Solid: Lachie Hansen is proving a handy intercept player in North's defence.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne is starting to realise just how fine a line can exist between success and failure. And the Roos’ opponent this weekend, Richmond, knows a bit about it, too.

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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.

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Nick Riewoldt: more plaudits please for St Kilda skipper

Nick Riewoldt shares Eli Templeton’s joy at his first goal.

Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.

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Saints pay Port to get Richardson

Alan Richardson

Rohan Connolly It took a day of haggling over compensation for a rival's loss of a director of coaching, but St Kilda late on Thursday got its man when it announced its new senior coach as long-time assistant Alan...

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

AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.

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In the final quarter

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

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

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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?

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.

I'm staying, insists Watts

Jack Watts battles with St Kilda's Sean Dempster.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne's No.1 draft pick of 2008 says he wants to stay with the Demons.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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A tale of two paths taken

A Demon no more: Brock McLean celebrates victory over St Kilda in the 2006 elimination final.

Rohan Connolly The 2006 elimination final was a great night for the Demons.

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.