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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.

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
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Bowling-light India are long shots for World Cup glory

Bowling-light India are long shots for World Cup glory

1 day ago

India are considered by many to be a strong chance of winning the World Cup. Yet their feeble bowling attack means India’s batsmen will have to run amok for them to triumph. India do not have a single world-class bowler – someone capable of turning a game in a matter of overs with their brilliance. […]

If Clarke is fit, drop Bailey for the Cricket World Cup

If Clarke is fit, drop Bailey for the Cricket World Cup

4 days ago

Glenn Maxwell has been buffeted by criticism as a result of his poor batting in ODIs the past nine months. Yet stand-in skipper George Bailey is arguably the bigger liability at the moment. Maxwell’s last 11 ODIs have seen him return just 177 runs at 16 and have been blighted by a series of maddeningly […]

White over Shaun Marsh for World Cup

White over Shaun Marsh for World Cup

21 Jan 2015

Shaun Marsh and Cameron White appear to be in a two-man battle to take Michael Clarke’s World Cup spot if the Australian captain doesn’t regain fitness. The pair have a lot in common. Both were prodigies, debuting for their respective States aged just 17-years-old in the 2000-01 season. Both have been maligned for their inability […]

There’s nothing wrong with an all-lefty bowling attack

There's nothing wrong with an all-lefty bowling attack

20 Jan 2015

Australia look likely to field an all left-arm attack at times in the upcoming World Cup. Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc are white ball maestros, James Faulkner has made himself indispensable at eight, and Xavier Doherty is the sole specialist spinner. I’ve often wondered, though, why are people concerned by the number of left armers […]

Australia should use Maxwell as sole spinner

Australia should use Maxwell as sole spinner

17 Jan 2015

Glenn Maxwell’s batting may have been on the slide the past six months but his bowling has blossomed. So much so that Australia should use him as their sole spinner at times in the World Cup. Australia’s biggest weapon at the tournament will be its ferocious quicks. Maxwell’s improved bowling could allow them to play […]

Debating Warne’s all-time Australian ODI side

Debating Warne's all-time Australian ODI side

16 Jan 2015

Shane Warne last week announced his all-time Australian ODI side during the fourth Test against India at the SCG. I disagreed with several of his selections, which prompted me to name my own line-up. Allan Border was, in my opinion, a better Test batsman than either Steve Waugh or Ricky Ponting. But he was a […]

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