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 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.
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.
Rohan Connolly The list of clubs that came close will be truly remarkable when the siren sounds on season 2014.
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.
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...
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 St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
Rohan Connolly It's taken some time, but St Kilda now expects Sean Dempster to play a big role in 2013
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.
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 The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne's No.1 draft pick of 2008 says he wants to stay with the Demons.
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 With another debutant team and so many new coaches, we're in for a turbulent season in 2012.
Rohan Connolly The 2006 elimination final was a great night for the Demons.
Rohan Connolly Some players are afforded more critical largesse than others.