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

Pre-season: What we've learnt

Rohan Connolly Here's just a few things we have already gleaned from this February's football.

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

Magpies draw short straw

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Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.

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AFL

Hawks bank on big defender to tip match-up in their favour

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn knew heading into last year's finals series they could use another strong-bodied key defender. But after the preliminary final, it became non-negotiable.

Tippett a tall order for Lake and Hawks defence

Kurt Tippett

Rohan Connolly Last year Hawthorn got a big scare from Kurt Tippett.

AFL

Podsiadly ready for new start with Crows

James Podsiadly.

Rohan Connolly James Podsiadly has a bit of a head start on his peers when it comes to any butterflies which might be associated with joining a new club at a more senior age than most recruits.

Crows by a nose on Swans

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Rohan Connolly The visiting Swans will push the Crows early, but Adelaide has the better form.

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Hawks are Adelaide's last hurrah

Rohan Connolly They've had a good year, but the Crows don't have enough in their arsenal to beat Hawthorn.

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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Hawks find salvation in deadly duo

Hawthorn v Adelaide Crows 1st Preliminary Final.

Rohan Connolly Deja vu can never have felt as chilling for any Hawthorn supporter than during the final quarter last night. It was happening again.

Former Bomber gets chance at stepping into Tippett's shoes

On the rise: Adelaide's Josh Jenkins at training.

Rohan Connolly Kurt Tippett's move has provided an opening at Adelaide, writes Rohan Connolly.

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

Tigers sound warning

Dustin Martin

Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.

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.

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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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Tough day for road worriers

Rohan Connolly opinon dinkus

Rohan Connolly Things couldn't possibly get any worse for Melbourne this week. So came the popular refrain yesterday after the rapid emergence into and just as rapid decline from the spotlight of the 'charming'...

AFL

Here comes the sun

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Gary Ablett's leadership is set to reach new heights as he aims to drive Gold Coast forward.

The year of playing surprisingly

Rohan Connolly's mid-year all-Australian AFL selections

Rohan Connolly It stands to reason that a mid-year All-Australian team would feature a few unlikely names.

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