Ronan O'Connell Columnist

Ronan O'Connell

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About

I have been a journalist for more than 12 years, including nine years working at daily papers in WA where I variously was a chief crime reporter, political correspondent, health reporter, features writer and sports reporter.

I now traverse the world as a photojournalist, contributing words and photos to almost 20 magazines and newspapers across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, including The BBC, the Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, Travel Talk magazine, Travel Ideas magazine, For the Love of Travel magazine, the South East Asia Globe, Yahoo! and The West Australian newspaper.

I specialise in travel and sport, and my travel writing and photography work has taken me to more than 30 countries.

Member Since:
April 2013
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket,

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The Ashes: Will we see a new, attacking England?

The Ashes: Will we see a new, attacking England?

2 hours ago

This is a ‘new’ England we’re being told ahead of today’s first Ashes Test. There’s no doubt England’s ODI side has been overhauled and is more exciting, but has its Test team changed that much?

Ryan Harris retires and The Ashes get even tighter

Ryan Harris retires and The Ashes get even tighter

2 days ago

In the lead-up to the Ashes, there was one clear difference between the sides: Australia’s superior depth of pace options.

Mitch Marsh is ready for the Ashes. Don’t make him wait

Mitch Marsh is ready for the Ashes. Don't make him wait

5 days ago

Ignore Mitch Marsh’s career batting average of 32. The statistic that really matters is this: since the start of the 2013-14 summer, the all-rounder has made 1257 first-class runs at an average of 52.

Ballance, not Smith, faces the biggest Ashes challenge

Ballance, not Smith, faces the biggest Ashes challenge

1 Jul 2015

Steve Smith’s suitability to batting at three is being questioned in England yet it is the home side who have the biggest problem at first drop for the Ashes.

Talking points from Australia’s Ashes tour opener

Talking points from Australia's Ashes tour opener

29 Jun 2015

Mitch Marsh is heaping pressure on Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson has rediscovered his fear factor, and Ryan Harris may have missed his chance.

No Hazlewood, Haddin in my combined Ashes XI

No Hazlewood, Haddin in my combined Ashes XI

26 Jun 2015

As I wrote recently, the upcoming Ashes will be a closely fought series. This became even clearer when I compiled a composite Ashes XI and found how even the line-ups were.

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