Ronan O'Connell Columnist

Ronan O'Connell

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Ronan has been a reporter for 14 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, Middle East, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He contributes travel, culture and current affairs content to the likes of CNN, BBC, The San Francisco Chronicle, Toronto Star, The Guardian, Irish Examiner, Australian Financial Review, South China Morning Post, Singapore Straits Times, News Ltd, 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 writer, health reporter, features writer and sports reporter.

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England will win the day-night Test and three other Ashes predictions

England will win the day-night Test and three other Ashes predictions

1 hour ago

The Ashes would be less fun without mug pundits throwing out predictions, so here are four of mine ahead of the first Test on Thursday.

Australian cricket’s youth policy is over

Australian cricket's youth policy is over

2 days ago

Cricket Australia might as well cancel the Sheffield Shield and install a summer-long ‘Bigger Bash League’ because after yesterday’s Ashes selections it’s clear they don’t respect the first-class system.

Tim Paine’s Ashes selection is a farce

Tim Paine's Ashes selection is a farce

3 days ago

Tim Paine has a batting average of 19 over the past four Australian first class seasons yet, somehow, he is set to be recalled to Test cricket just weeks away from his 33rd birthday.

Australia’s express pace will rattle England

Australia's express pace will rattle England

3 days ago

England’s batting frailties against high pace were exposed during their recent home summer and shape as a major weakness in the Ashes against Australia’s express quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.

The glaring technical flaw that’s making Matt Renshaw a bunny

The glaring technical flaw that's making Matt Renshaw a bunny

5 days ago

Matt Renshaw’s deep form trough is due to the exposure of a major flaw in his technique – he struggles badly against right-arm pace from around the wicket.

Ben Stokes is England’s Ashes MVP

Ben Stokes is England's Ashes MVP

13 Nov 2017

Ben Stokes was England’s best player when they lost 5-0 in Australia four years ago as their highest runscorer and leading wicket-taker over the four Tests he played.