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

Richmond beats Brisbane Lions by 25 points at MCG

Rohan Connolly Ty Vickery kicked four goals on Saturday as Richmond scored consecutive wins for the first time this season, beating Brisbane by 25 points at the MCG.

AFL

North Melbourne's romp over Lions little more than a training run

Andrew Swallow and Ryan Lester

Rohan Connolly The signs weren't good for Brisbane well before North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey posted the first goal of Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium seven minutes in.

AFL

Brisbane Lions pounce as Western Bulldogs lose way

Lion Stefan Martin and Bulldog Will Minson battle in the ruck.

Rohan Connolly All season, the Western Bulldogs have played impressive quarters of football here and there, only to be let down, often in the same game, by others that weren't in the same ball park.

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.

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'...

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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History makes it hard for Port Adelaide against Fremantle

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Every year, a bandwagon develops around at least one of the elimination final winner's prospects of putting a qualifying final loser out in straight sets. And every year, it doesn't happen.

Richmond's climb up the AFL ladder one for the record books

Richmond

Rohan Connolly Richmond's climb up the ladder from 3-10 has not only created football history, but set the Tigers up for further success, regardless of what happens next week.

Report card for AFL teams that didn't make the grade

Josh Hill returns to the Eagles side this weekend.

Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.

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Tom Hawkins ready to throw his weight around

 Tom Hawkins’ battle with Brian Lake will play a big part in deciding who wins tonight.

Rohan Connolly A tougher, angrier Geelong powerhouse Tom Hawkins is in top form, and ready to intimidate his opponents this finals series.

North Melbourne and Essendon final a battle of inconsistency

Expect the unexpected when Essendon or North are involved.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne and Essendon have both proved they can play decent football this season. But for how long?

Hawthorn, Sydney, Geelong and Fremantle can still find something

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly This year's premiership is likely to be won by the team that can still find something a little extra.

For Geelong, it's not about this year

Rohan Connolly Geelong won't win the 2014 premiership, but the future remains bright for 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

Hawks' 12th flag could be their best

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying Hawthorn is the most successful club of football’s last 50 years, 10 of its 11 premierships won since 1971, a strike rate of one flag every 4.

AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly, midday

Alex Woodward of the Hawks celebrates his debut game.

Rohan Connolly The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, answers all your footy questions.

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AFL

Time for coach Brad Scott to get nasty with North Melbourne

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Despite the inevitable debate it provoked, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott’s post-match confrontation with Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff on Saturday night is really neither here nor there.

AFL

Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Empty MCG.

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

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AFL

Tigers win two on the trot but coach Hardwick not happy

Damien Hardwick speaks to his players during a break.

Rohan Connolly Richmond has scored consecutive victories for the first time in a disappointing 2014, but coach Damien Hardwick was anything but satisfied with his side's fifth win of the season against the Brisbane...