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

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.

AFL

Riewoldt on song, but Dons out of tune

On high: Saint Sean Dempster takes a big grab.

Len Johnson and Rohan Connolly Few would have predicted St Kilda to be 3-2 after five rounds.

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

Rohan Connolly

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.

AFL

Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

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

AFL

St Kilda survives then thrives to edge out GWS

Rohan Connolly The first quarter of this game provided plenty of entertaining, open football. If round one had shown the fighting qualities of both the Giants and Saints, the first stanza of each side's next...

AFL

St Kilda holds out determined GWS Giants

Nick Riewoldt.

Rohan Connolly A brilliant five-goal display from Nick Riewoldt has helped St Kilda outlast the improving Greater Western Sydney by seven pointsat Etihad Stadium.

AFL

St Kilda coach a rap for Riewoldt again

Alan Richardson talks to his players during a break.

Rohan Connolly For a second consecutive week, new St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has paid tribute to his veteran captain Nick Riewoldt, after the five-time best and fairest winner dragged his team over the line...

AFL

New Saints coach praises captain's role in win

Rival coaches Paul Roos of the Demons and Alan Richardson of the Saints shake hands before the game.

Rohan Connolly Alan Richardson lauds Nick Riewoldt for his leadership in helping Saints to unexpected win.

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.

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.

AFL

Lions take high road, Embley and Dees fans the low

Andrew Embley

Rohan Connolly Better than good was the eighth biggest comeback in league history.

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Judd turns back clock

In dispute: St Kilda's Clint Jones battles with Carlton's Sam Rowe (left) and Marc Murphy at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.

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.

AFL

Dismal the new norm

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Rohan Connolly Outlook bleak as chiefs head to the US for answers.

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Dogs relish a win at last

Up for grabs: St Kilda's Ben McEvoy (left) and Bulldog Will Minson vie for the ball at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly This was a win in which the Dogs just kept coming, again and again.

AFL

Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.