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Ronan O'Connell

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Ronan has been a reporter for 13 years and now traverses the globe as a photojournalist, contributing words and images to more than 40 magazines and newspapers across the US, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He contributes travel, culture and current affairs content to the likes of CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Toronto Star, Irish Examiner, Australian Financial Review, South China Morning Post, Singapore Straits Times, The West Australian, Yahoo! and many travel magazines. Ronan's photojournalism work has taken him to more than 50 countries and he's filed pieces for The Roar from many far-flung locations. Before becoming a freelance photojournalist he spent nine years working at daily newspapers in W.A. where he variously was a chief crime reporter, political reporter, health reporter, sports reporter and features writer.

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Marsh confirms his status as Australia’s new Watson

Marsh confirms his status as Australia's new Watson

1 day ago

Only three all-rounders in ODI cricket average more than 35 with the bat and less than 35 with the ball. Two of these cricketers are Australian – Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner.

Smith’s brilliance can’t hide Aaron Finch’s lacklustre form

Smith's brilliance can't hide Aaron Finch's lacklustre form

3 days ago

While Steve Smith continued his breathtaking rise as an ODI batsman yesterday, Aaron Finch’s form trough deepened.

Facing Black Caps after whitewash presents real difficulty for Australia

Facing Black Caps after whitewash presents real difficulty for Australia

5 days ago

New Zealand may have been easy opponents for Australia in Test cricket the past 20 years, but they have always been a challenging foe in ODIs.

Shaun Marsh is a lock in the Australian Test team: Here’s why

Shaun Marsh is a lock in the Australian Test team: Here's why

1 Dec 2016

It took years for me to warm up to Shaun Marsh as a Test player. Maybe my expectations were too high.

The Proteas’ Test depth is enviable

The Proteas' Test depth is enviable

29 Nov 2016

The most remarkable aspect about South Africa’s commanding Test series victory in Australia was that they achieved it with little or no input from four key players.

‘Renshaw the Rock’ is just what Australia need

'Renshaw the Rock' is just what Australia need

28 Nov 2016

Of the last ten batsman to debut in Tests for Australia, only three faced more deliveries in their first match than Matt Renshaw did at Adelaide as the home side smashed South Africa.

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