Andrew Trimble

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Andrew Trimble
Full name Andrew David Trimble
Date of birth (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kilograms (15 st 6 lb)
School Coleraine Academical Institution
University Queen's University Belfast
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Current team Ulster
Playing career
Position Wing, Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005– Ulster 188 (320)
correct as of 24 May 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland Wolfhounds
correct as of 24 May 2015.

Andrew Trimble (born 20 October 1984) is an Irish rugby union player from Coleraine,[1] County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK. Trimble currently plays club rugby for Ulster and represents Ireland at international level.

Club career[edit]

He attended Coleraine Academical Institution,[2] where he competed in the Ulster Schools Cup.

He plays at outside centre or on the wing for Ulster Rugby. In April 2006 he signed a new three-year deal with Ulster. Trimble also played club rugby for Ballymena RFC in the AIB League and has represented Ireland Schools and the Ireland U21 team.[3][4]

Due to a pre-season groin injury, however, he required surgery and missed part of the 2007–08 season.[5] He later underwent a hernia operation.[6] On 30 April 2009, Trimble underwent surgery on his right knee to remove a piece of chipped bone.[5]

International career[edit]

Trimble, replacing the injured Brian O'Driscoll, made his debut for the Ireland national rugby union team during the 2005 IRB Autumn Internationals, against Australia.[3] He started again the following week against Romania, securing victory for the Irish with two tries.[3]

Building on his earlier success, Trimble made the 22-man squad for Ireland's 2006 Six Nations Championship opener against Italy. He came on as a second-half replacement to score his third try against France, the following week. In the 2007 and 2008, Trimble was a member of the Ireland team for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and played both on the wing and in the centre.[3] Due to injuries, he missed both Ireland's 2008 and 2009 summer tours.[5]

Trimble has scored test tries for Ireland at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and the 2012 Six Nations Championship.


  • Ulster Rugby Player of the Year (2006)[3]
  • BT Irish Rugby Union Players Association's newcomer of the year.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Trimble attended Coleraine Academical Institution.[4] After graduating, he attended Queen's University to study physics.[4] After a year however, he dropped out, and decided to study Theology at Belfast Bible College instead.[4] He supports Liverpool F.C.. Trimble married his wife, Anna, in March 2009.

Trimble is a devout Christian who reads Psalm 84 to prepare before every match.[7]


  1. ^ "Andrew Trimble eyes Irish call up". Coleraine Times. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Player Profiles: Ulster Rugby 1st XV". Ulster Rugby. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Trimble". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 2010-01-24. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d O'Brien, John (5 March 2006). "Heaven on earth, but there's better to come". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  5. ^ a b c "Trimble ruled out until next season". Irish Independent. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  6. ^ Kelly, David (4 March 2009). "Trimble targets the best of both worlds". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  7. ^ "Five Top Players on God's Rugby Squad". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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