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

Cats keep cool heads in win over Kangaroos

Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.

AFL

Hawthorn proved catalyst for Lance Franklin finding form

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Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football, three months might as well be a lifetime - more than enough for the most sweeping of statements to be forgotten.

AFL

Geelong's second-term burst makes dominance really count

Cameron Guthrie attempts to scoop up the ball

Rohan Connolly Melbourne was still within three goals of Geelong as the quarter-time siren rang at the MCG on Saturday, but seldom this season will an ostensibly gettable defecit prove as deceptive as this one did.

AFL

Count on Cats being there

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Rohan Connolly The longer a footballer performs to a consistently high standard, the harder it seems to impress the judges. And so it goes for teams as well.

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AFL

All-Australian mid-year team an even affair

Rohan Connolly Season 2014 is shaping up as one of the most closely contested in years.

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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.

And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly It was late February when AFL football operations boss Mark Evans said he believed the league had “come a long way” with its score review system.

AFL

Time for AFL to heed fans' anger over ticket prices

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Rohan Connolly The AFL hasn't been slow to give itself a pat on the back about the redevelopment of Adelaide Oval.

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AFL

Rivalry for the ages

Geelong's Corey Enright is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson believes Geelong is the AFL's pacesetter despite his own club's status as reigning premier after the Cats' 19-point win over Hawthorn on Easter Monday, their 12th...

AFL

Many twists in finals tale

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Rohan Connolly Excitement galore on first weekend of finals as three favourites are beaten.

AFL

Hawks can beat Kennett curse

Hawthorn v Sydney

Rohan Connolly Each time Hawthorn and Geelong have clashed since 2008, it has felt like a final.

Another visit to the Cats to test Swans

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Rohan Connolly Swans have won kudos for having held on to one of the top two spots on the ladder since June.

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.

Dockers rewrite the script

Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers marks in front of Paul Chapman of the Cats during the second AFL elimination final.

Rohan Connolly The scoreline at quarter-time looked as expected. But the teams were the wrong way round.

Dockers live by Lyon's lore

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon.

Rohan Connolly For Ross Lyon, it's about a job. And for him and his side, it's a job only partially done.

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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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AFL's year of triumph and ignominy

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Rohan Connolly We review a year of on-field glory and off-field ignominy, and look forward to next season.

AFL

Big guns back as momentum builds

Tom Hawkins

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