Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

Former Ulster and Ireland star Andrew Trimble inducted into local Hall of Fame

Former Ulster and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble
Former Ulster and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Former Ulster and Ireland rugby star Andrew Trimble has been inducted into the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Hall of Fame.

Rugby round up Newsletter

Game previews, plus expert insights and exclusive commentary from the Belfast Telegraph sports team.

The 35-year-old, who retired from playing two seasons ago, was the guest of honour at the Council's recent sports gala, where he was given the accolade.

From Coleraine, and having attended Coleraine Academical Institution, Trimble's path to the top level of the sport was rooted in his home town.

He would make his Ulster debut in 2005, going on to become one of the province's most-capped players of all-time, making 223 appearances and scoring 79 tries.

Trimble also made a significant impact with Ireland, also making his international bow in 2005 and going on to play in 70 games for his country, scoring 17 times.

The winger was a member of the 2014 Six Nations winning squad, scoring in the win over France which sealed the title for Joe Schmidt's side.

The Ulsterman is now a frequent contributor to Premier Sports' coverage of the Guinness PRO14 as he moves into the next phase of his career.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph