Ireland and Ulster wing Andrew Trimble to retire at end of season
By Joe Shread
Last Updated: 03/05/18 6:56pm
Ireland and Ulster wing Andrew Trimble has announced he is retiring from professional rugby at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old won 70 caps for Ireland in an international career spanning 2005 to 2017, and scored 17 Test tries in that time.
Trimble helped Ireland to the 2014 Six Nations title, and also played a part in their famous victory over New Zealand in Chicago in 2016.
Trimble - who has made 229 appearances for Ulster - said: "I know that I've been incredibly fortunate to have realised not one of my dreams, but two of them - to play for Ulster and to play for Ireland.
"These have been some of the most fulfilling days of my life and I feel nothing but gratitude for them.
"But there's no way of stopping time - and I see that each day in the lives of my two young children, who are now close to beating me over five metres!
"So I wanted to let you know that this will be my last season playing professional rugby."