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

Geelong's second-term burst makes dominance really count

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

All-Australian mid-year team an even affair

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

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AFL

Count on Cats being there

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

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.

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.

Cats an acid test for Hawks

Familiar tale: The Cats celebrate their round-two victory over Hawthorn, their eighth in a row.

Rohan Connolly The Cats have won their past eight clashes against the flag fancies.

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Another hoodoo to be put to the test

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Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly to discuss the big football issues as we enter round 20.

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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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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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A round of early eliminations?

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Rohan Connolly Three rounds to go and three teams too many. That's the scenario entering round 21, with 11 teams still hoping to play in the finals.

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Pies pair need to ruffle Eagles

Still No. 1: Travis Cloke, despite the criticism, is the AFL leader for contested marks.

Rohan Connolly Collingwood has to win tonight to avoid being overtaken by West Coast.

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.