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Ronan O'Connell

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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
Favourite Sports:
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Behrendorff, Voges, Burns and Cowan in mix for Boxing Day

Behrendorff, Voges, Burns and Cowan in mix for Boxing Day

17 hours ago

Australia could field a debutant batsman and a rookie quick in the Boxing Day Test due to Mitch Marsh’s injury and Mitchell Starc’s wayward bowling in the second Test at Brisbane. Marsh will miss the third Test against India due to a hamstring strain, while there has been no confirmation yet that veteran quick Ryan […]

India’s stumble has echoes of thrashing in England

India's stumble has echoes of thrashing in England

2 days ago

India entered the third Test against England in July in a rare position. Owning a 1-0 lead they were well on top in an away Test series. Doubtless, they were contemplating the possibility of a breakthrough series victory on foreign soil, having gone to England on the back of a run of 14 Tests without […]

Hazlewood adds to Australia’s awesome pace stocks

Hazlewood adds to Australia's awesome pace stocks

3 days ago

The Australian hierarchy long has had a hunch about Josh Hazlewood. It’s why he was handed a one-day debut as a raw, unproven 19-year-old. It’s why he was in Australia’s Test squad for the WACA Test against South Africa two years later, despite his inexperience and modest first-class record. It’s why he is playing in […]

Fitness problems haunt Australia

Fitness problems haunt Australia

4 days ago

Already missing Michael Clarke and Ryan Harris because of injury, Australia lost Mitch Marsh to a hamstring strain yesterday. The Aussies ended play with quicks Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Mitch Johnson all looking ginger. Meanwhile, the man called into the side to replace Clarke, Shaun Marsh, was a liability in the field, perhaps due […]

Belated generational change forced on Australian cricket

Belated generational change forced on Australian cricket

5 days ago

Michael Clarke’s injury and the dumping of Peter Siddle has given Australia its youngest Test line-up in some time for the second Test against India. Australia have six players aged 28 or younger in their team, after having relied so heavily upon veterans for the past few years. Last summer, as the Australians demolished England […]

India can beat Australia at Brisbane

India can beat Australia at Brisbane

14 Dec 2014

The Brisbane Test against India was long shaped as being a walkover victory for Australia. Not any more. Australia have numerous issues, while India’s batsmen sent a resounding message in the thrilling first Test. Granted, their sterling efforts came on an Adelaide pitch which is more similar to Indian conditions than any other on which […]

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