Andrew Trimble has been a professional rugby player since the age of nineteen and is the most capped Ulster Rugby player ever. Andrew, however, may be considered a rugby child prodigy, as his rugby career started while in school. He attended and learned his rugby at Coleraine Academical Institution before signing a three year deal with Ulster in 2006, playing outside centre or wing. He also played for Ballymena RFC in the AIB League and represented Ireland Schools and the Ireland U21 team.
His international career kicked off when he replaced Brian O’Driscoll who had sustained an injury in 2005 during the IRB Autumn Internationals against Australia, where, the following week, he secured Irish victory against Romania by scoring two tries.
Andrew represented Ireland in the 2011 World Cup and the 2012 Six Nations Championship while scoring three tries during the 2014 Six Nations Championship including the final try in Paris that sealed the Championship victory for Ireland.
Andrew’s post-school education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Queen’s University Belfast, a Post Graduate in Management – Business Management from University of London, and an MSc Finance degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017 where he graduated with distinction.
Amongst his Ulster and Ireland rugby peers, Andrew Trimble counts the likes of Rory Best, Tommy Bowe, and Stephen Ferris.
As a speaker, Andrew is straightforward and says it like it is. Andrew is of the belief that teamwork is better with a team of leaders, instead of just one person making decisions and the rest following.
“You’re far better having a team full of leaders than having one guy that everybody looks at.” – Andrew Trimble