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.

Close wins no accident for cool Cats

Rohan Connolly Carlton led Geelong by seven points with under five minutes left on the clock last Friday night at Etihad Stadium.

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Cats keep cool heads in win over Kangaroos

Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos tackles Shane Kersten of the Cats during Saturday night's game.

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.

Cats and Roos at home under the Etihad roof

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Rohan Connolly Much is made of Geelong’s record at its Simonds Stadium home, and rightly so, the Cats having won a phenomenal 54 of their past 57 games at their headquarters over the last eight years.

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Current Cats won't cut it in finals

Rohan Connolly Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats are a “glass half-full” football club.

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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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Power of the people forces Cats backflip

Rohan Connolly Geelong's decision to slug non-members to watch training sessions backfires.

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Finals are about timing and it's Cats' time

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

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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.

Cats may yet make history

Geelong's Tom Hawkins

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

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Dogs take it up to Cats

Cat and Dog fight: Cameron Guthrie (left) and Jake Stringer duel for a mark.

Rohan Connolly Western Bulldogs put up a good fight but in the end the Cats take the points.

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New moves for old Cats

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Rohan Connolly Geelong's capacity to keep its playing group fresh and hungry over a golden era now spanning seven years has become one of the AFL's best examples of list management.

Tigers stand up but Cats scoot clear

Cat attack: Billie Smedts and Andrew Mackie celebrate.

Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.

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Ex-Bombers fan keen to lift Cats to victory

Luke and Allen Christensen.

Peter Hanlon and Rohan Connolly Geelong's Allen Christensen barracked for Essendon as a boy, and will have two younger brothers in the crowd on Friday night who are still avid Bombers.

A predictable result: Cats v Hawks will be tight, and good

Hawthorn v Geelong.

Rohan Connolly The laws of probability suggest that if you toss a coin and continue to call tails, sooner or later you’re going to get it right. Which is how Hawthorn must feel when it comes to playing Geelong.

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Cats cream of the crop

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Rohan Connolly In the big games, Geelong has proved most reliable.

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Impossible win at Cats' fortress still spurs Swans to a finals fling

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Rohan Connolly SYDNEY had far more important matters on their mind than history when they upset Geelong at Simonds Stadium two years ago.

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Cats gain Vardy, lose Varcoe

Nathan Vardy.

Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year-and-a-half when he returns to the Cats' line-up for Saturday's crucial final round match against Sydney.

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Vardy earns his Cats stripes

Geelong's Nathan Vardy

Rohan Connolly Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will play his first game of AFL football for more than a year when he returns to the Cats' line-up for tomorrow's crucial final-round match against Sydney.

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.

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.