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

Magpies win a classic over Eagles at the MCG

Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.

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.

AFL

Eagles to soar highest

Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui will have an impact in the marathon that is an AFL season.

Rohan Connolly Rarely have so many been in the hunt for the major prize.

Etihad Stadium: where Eagles dare

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Rohan Connolly West Coast will arrive for the match of the round against Essendon with a long injury list.

Eagles still need to prove themselves

West Coast celebrates

Rohan Connolly You won't find too many Melbourne pundits giving West Coast much of a flag chance.

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Live blog: The Eagles under scrutiny

Footy Fix

Rohan Connolly Blog with The Age's Rohan Connolly from midday today.

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AFL

Collingwood missing the scoreboard spread

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Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.

AFL

Football's balance of power shifts again

A numbers game: Will the Carlton v Collingwood match be able to compete with the World Cup and Wimbledon?

Rohan Connolly The standard line used to pump up clashes between old Victorian foes Carlton and Collingwood is ''no matter where they are on the ladder''.

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AFL

Hawthorn picks Luke Lowden for first game after six-year wait

Luke Lowden playing in the VFL in 2012.

Rohan Connolly After a six-year wait, Hawthorn ruckman Luke Lowden will finally make his AFL debut in Launceston on Saturday against West Coast.

AFL

Surprise-packet Saints make strong statement to start AFL season

Pressure: The Saints Luke Dunstan gets his handball away
from West Coast’s Cullum Sinclair.

Rohan Connolly Perception often lags behind reality in AFL football, and in the case of Sunday's game between St Kilda and Adelaide, seemingly about three weeks behind.

Adam Simpson's new state of mind

Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Rohan Connolly Adam Simpson has been in Perth for six months now, but it didn't take nearly that long to work out how proud the locals are about their home state.

AFL

Pre-season: What we've learnt

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

AFL

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon returns 'hungrier and keen' for success

Ross Lyon and Peter Sumich.

Rohan Connolly After handing over the reins to assistant Peter Sumich last week, Fremantle coach Ross Lyon is back in the box.

AFL

Expansion day no horror movie

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Rohan Connolly The first part of Saturday’s double-header certainly delivered an unexpected plot.

AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to with The Age's voice of the people, at noon Monday.

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AFL

Blues pip West Coast at the post

Marc Murphy and Dean Cox

Rohan Connolly Carlton staged a dramatic late comeback to pinch a three-point AFL win over West Coast on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

AFL

Murphy finally making his mark for Blues

Leading light: Carlton’s Marc Murphy evades Eagle Dean Cox.

Rohan Connolly Carlton's amazing comeback win over West Coast on Saturday could be an important moment in the Blues' season.

AFL

Port Adelaide premiership is no pipedream

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Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is no novelty. It's the real deal.

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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For whom the toll tells

Rohan Connolly Dons could face final insult if they hold their points.