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

Another path to football progress

Rohan Connolly Matt Hall's personal journey reads like a timeline synonymous with the sporting world and Australian football's gradual acceptance of homosexuality.

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

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

For Hawthorn's Luke Breust, goals are the gimmick

Jarryd Roughead (left) lines up behind Luke Breust in Launceston as he prepares to kick a goal in the match against the Lions on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly When Hawthorn's Luke Breust reaches into his bag of tricks, he has one goal in mind - scoring.

AFL

A Saints farewell that smells like team spirit

St Kilda retiring players

Rohan Connolly Few players have racked up more than 200 games with as little fuss or fanfare as St Kilda's Jason Blake.

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.

AFL

Gieschen: rule hasn't changed

Mitch Duncan is tackled by Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli.

Rohan Connolly The AFL denies the interpretation of the holding-the-ball rule has changed.

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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.

Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.

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The Connolly Report

Hawks search for answers

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly You can analyse, theorise and pore over all the science you like in football, but sometimes the explanations are nothing more complex than some missed chances.

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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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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.