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

Paul Chapman unfazed by Essendon's supplements scandal

Rohan Connolly Essendon told Paul Chapman that the worst of their supplement scandal was over before he joined the Bombers.

AFL

Paul Chapman happy and ready to soar at the Bombers

 Paul Chapman (left) at Essendon training on Wednesday.

Rohan Connolly But some are viewing Essendon's big-name signing as a considerable risk.

AFL

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.

AFL

Geelong picks Lincoln McCarthy for second AFL game

Lincoln McCarthy has been earmarked to take over the role long occupied by triple premiership star Paul Chapman.

Rohan Connolly Geelong youngster Lincoln McCarthy will play his second game of AFL football against Adelaide on Thursday night, nearly two years after his first for the Cats.

AFL

Bomber looking for the right stuff

Essendon's Mark Thompson Listens to Paul Little during the presser .13th November 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly Essendon coach wants to do well in 2014, but priority is to do things right.

AFL

Mark Thompson says Essendon must regain respect

Mark Thompson.

Rohan Connolly New Bombers coach wants his team and club to do things well in 2014, but after the shame of the supplements scandal, he's placing an even higher priority on doing things right.

AFL

Cream continues to rise with wildcards

Gary Rohan.

Rohan Connolly Last weekend's commanding performances from the 2012 AFL premier, the runner-up and the best-performed team of the past six years seemed to inspire rare consensus - that this year's flag would be...

AFL

Numbers work wonders

Head over heels: Docker Michael Walters rolls with the crunches in a contest with Sydney's Ted Richards.

Rohan Connolly Of 56 teams in preliminiary finals since 2000, 54 have finished in top four.

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AFL

Two sides to selection headaches

Paul Chapman

Rohan Connolly Cats' fallen stars and ragged rucks give Hawks an edge.

Cats' back-to-back premiership hopes live on

Joel Selwood.

Rohan Connolly Wounded Geelong weathers Adelaide surge, then runs away to win an entertaining battle.

Football

Two cool Cats show the Twain meets midfield

Steve Johnson aka 'Stevie J' (left) and Paul 'Chappy' Chapman.

Rohan Connolly During the past few weeks Geelong have had 'we're not done just yet' written all over them.

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Finals are about timing and it's Cats' time

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly This has been an even more eventful AFL season than usual, full of wild fluctuations.

Beware Geelong's charge from outside the four

James Podsiadly and Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly The Cats are a genuine hope to pull off the impossible - win a flag from outside the top four.

Cats may yet make history

Geelong's Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly If anyone can win the flag from sixth place, then Geelong can.

AFL

A team to stake your life on

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Choosing a team of top grand final performers since 1989 is no easy task.

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AFL

Big guns back as momentum builds

Tom Hawkins

Rohan Connolly Tom Hawkins ready to throw his considerable weight behind Cats' 2013 campaign.

AFL

Cats inflict more pain on Hawks

Mitch Duncan celebrates.

Rohan Connolly It's a familiar tale for Hawthorn as it slumps to a 10th straight loss to Gelong.

AFL

Varcoe: A man for the moment

In full flight: Travis Varcoe against Hawthorn on Monday at his happy hunting
ground, the MCG.

Rohan Connolly Travis Varcoe has been at the centre of many of Geelong's high points in this golden era for the Cats.

Can Pies deliver a KO blow?

Collingwood v Geelong: Can the Pies land a KO blow?

Rohan Connolly Geelong wounded Collingwood last year, but this year the Cats are looking wobbly and the Pies seem poised to strike.

It's deja vu as hot Pies burn Cats

Scott Pendlebury takes a mark for Collingwood.

Rohan Connolly This much-touted heavyweight bout was over before it had barely begun.