Ronan O'Connell Columnist

Ronan O'Connell

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About

I have been a professional journalist for more than a decade, including nine years writing for 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 pics to magazines and newspapers across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, including the BBC, Australian Financial Review, the Guardian, Travel Talk magazine, the South East Asia Globe, For the Love of Travel magazine, 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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Afghanistan match no time for experimentation by Australia

Afghanistan match no time for experimentation by Australia

1 day ago

Australia need to play their strongest possible side against Afghanistan today, which should rule out Shane Watson. Facing a nation competing in its first World Cup, Australians could be tempted to experiment with their line-up. The reality is they could field a state side and still beat Afghanistan in a 50-over contest. But now is […]

Don’t rush judgement after Australia versus New Zealand thriller

Don't rush judgement after Australia versus New Zealand thriller

3 days ago

There’s been a flood of breathless commentary following Australia and New Zealand’s low-scoring thriller, and most of it has focused on the fact that neither side had a good day. But that happens in cricket. Both teams have been in phenomenal form and this was their first slip up in quite some time. Fortunately for […]

No Maxwell and no Clarke in my ANZAC ODI side

No Maxwell and no Clarke in my ANZAC ODI side

5 days ago

Australia and New Zealand could scarcely be more evenly matched heading into today’s colossal World Cup clash in Auckland. Both have potent top orders capable of setting a platform for massive scores. Both have intimidating middle-to-late order strikers who can take a game away from the opposition in just half an hour. Both have attacks […]

Searching for New Zealand’s weaknesses

Searching for New Zealand's weaknesses

25 Feb 2015

New Zealand’s recent form has been so imperious they have not revealed any chinks in their armour. But they have pressure points, just like every other side. We know South Africa have a dearth of all-round options and clam up when chasing scores of more than 250, as I wrote recently for The Roar. This […]

Australia and New Zealand should clash far more often

Australia and New Zealand should clash far more often

23 Feb 2015

The dearth of cricket between Australia and New Zealand in recent years has been ridiculous. Six hundred and twenty one days – that’s how long it’s been since they last faced off in an ODI match. Two – that’s how many ODIs the cross-Tasman rivals have played in the past five years. Three years and […]

Three all-rounders is enough for Australia

Three all-rounders is enough for Australia

21 Feb 2015

Don’t overload on all-rounders – specialist bowlers are more valuable than ever. That would be my message to the Australian selectors for this World Cup. The impressive performance of Mitch Marsh in taking five wickets against England in Australia’s opening World Cup game has prompted many Aussie fans to suggest the co-hosts should consider playing […]

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