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

Lions take high road, Embley and Dees fans the low

Andrew Embley

Rohan Connolly Better than good was the eighth biggest comeback in league history.

AFL

Under Voss, the Lions teased but didn't deliver

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Rohan Connolly Michael Voss' claim that he never lost the Lions players has certainly been echoed on Twitter, which for hours after his farewell media conference carried a constant stream of tribute from the Lions'...

AFL

Lions' pride stuns Dons

Lions dance: Brent Staker (right) celebrates with Jed Adcock after Staker's late goal sealed Brisbane's win.

Rohan Connolly Two statistics best sum up Brisbane's stunning 10-point upset of Essendon.

Football

Key young Lions start to strut their stuff on big stage

AFL Round 1. Melbourne v Brisbane Lions.Brisbane's Claye Beams in action at the MCG 31st March 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly AFL TEAMS do so much homework on their opposition these days that there should seldom be any unpleasant surprises around the corner, but Carlton might well be viewing tonight's clash with the...

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Desperate Crows swing the axe for Sydney clash

The Crows train.

Rohan Connolly Adelaide, still without a win after two rounds, has made five changes to its side for Saturday's big test against an equally desperate Sydney.

AFL

Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

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Rohan Connolly A great deal has changed at Richmond over the last five years.

New season, new look for Melbourne and St Kilda

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AFL draft 2013 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Picture by John French 21nov2013

Rohan Connolly Melbourne and St Kilda will bear little resemblance to the line-ups of last season when they clash on Saturday - even their coaches are new.

AFL

Nick Riewoldt: more plaudits please for St Kilda skipper

Nick Riewoldt shares Eli Templeton’s joy at his first goal.

Rohan Connolly Over 14 seasons and 260 AFL games, Nick Riewoldt has delivered performances more eye-catching than Saturday night's effort for St Kilda against Melbourne.

AFL

For Hawthorn's Luke Breust, goals are the gimmick

Jarryd Roughead (left) lines up behind Luke Breust in Launceston as he prepares to kick a goal in the match against the Lions on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly When Hawthorn's Luke Breust reaches into his bag of tricks, he has one goal in mind - scoring.

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.

The round one wrap

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly's wrap up of the state of play for eight AFL clubs which played at the weekend.

And while I'm at it ...

Rohan Connolly AND WHILE I’M AT IT …

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

Patrick Karnezis fulfils a boyhood dream by playing for Collingwood

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Rohan Connolly Former Brisbane Lion Patrick Karnezis feels right at home in the black-and-white stripes.

New Blue out of the Woods

Cameron Wood

Rohan Connolly Cameron Wood wasn't always a favourite of Collingwood fans during his five years with the Magpies, but he was with his teammates, a fact underlined again when the ruckman was selected in the AFL...

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AFL

Ahmed Saad devastated over drug ban but vows to return

Ahmed Saad.

Rohan Connolly Forward says it hadn't occurred to him to check whether powder was on banned substance list.

AFL

Fixture: hits 'n' misses

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Rohan Connolly There's a bit of something for everyone in the AFL fixture for 2014, and we're not just talking about the marketing and football departments of the 18 clubs.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly at noon

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Rohan Connolly Have your say on the footy issues that matter to you at 12 noon Monday.

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AFL

It's not only the strong

Rohan Connolly Neither the Cats nor the Hawks are the complete product.

AFL

Hard to sell faltering North Melbourne

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Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.