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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.

Football writing a passion, not just a profession

Football writing a passion, not just a profession

In his final story for The Age, Rohan Connolly reflects on 30 years of pursuing a passion for football.

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AFL lifts ban on showing shot clock during final two minutes

AFL lifts ban on showing shot clock during final two minutes

The AFL’s controversial shot clock will remain visible on scoreboards for the entire duration of quarters, the league reversing previous practices following last week’s incident involving North Melbourne’s Shaun Higgins.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Half-centuries rarely finer than Kevin Sheedy's 50 years in football

Half-centuries rarely finer than Kevin Sheedy's 50 years in football

In more than 1000 games and 50 years' involvement with league football, Kevin Sheedy has had a long roll call of memorable moments. For him, however, the most significant didn't even happen during a game.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Rohan Connolly's Last Word on round 14

Rohan Connolly's Last Word on round 14

Gutsy Cats face recovery test, the one-percenters add up, reviews need reviewing, and a fond farewell.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Why Melbourne can win the 2017 AFL premiership

Why Melbourne can win the 2017 AFL premiership

There's something ominous about how Melbourne are progressing in 2017. Indeed, if you’re into omens, you should be scrambling to jump on what’s becoming a large bandwagon.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley not giving up on AFL finals despite latest loss

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley not giving up on AFL finals despite latest loss

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is refusing to give up on finals despite the Magpies’ comprehensive 31-point defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide on Saturday.

  • by Rohan Connolly
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Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Power at home at the 'G in emphatic win over Pies

Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Power at home at the 'G in emphatic win over Pies

Port Adelaide's 31-point win over Collingwood proved with some certainty that they're a much better team.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder right at home after 200 games

Port Adelaide's Paddy Ryder right at home after 200 games

Paddy Ryder isn't a great talker, but the media rounds in the lead-up to his 200th game didn't faze the Port Adelaide ruckman. Comfortable is the best description of where the 29-year-old is at these days.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Who's the best AFL road-tripper?: Interstate trip-ups a sorry tale in season 2017

Who's the best AFL road-tripper?: Interstate trip-ups a sorry tale in season 2017

Road trips in AFL football have never been easy. But in season 2017, they seem have become even tougher.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Rohan Connolly: The Last Word on round 13

Rohan Connolly: The Last Word on round 13

Dees leave tipsters confounded, Rance running with the GOATs, free choice no easy choice, and the Suns set again.

  • by Rohan Connolly
Credits but no cry of crisis in AFL season 2017

Credits but no cry of crisis in AFL season 2017

There’s a lot for which to be thankful this AFL season. A tight competition, close finishes, plenty of unpredictability. And, thankfully, an absence of a perpetual air of crisis.

  • by Rohan Connolly