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He didn’t feature at all in Ireland’s disappointing RBS 6 Nations campaign but with Declan Kidney departing for the head coach position and his successor not yet known, Trimble is hoping his international career is far from over.
“I feel like I’ve still got quite a lot to give, I’ve only put on the green shirt once this year which is obviously disappointing but it’s put me in a position where I can throw everything into Ulster.
“It’s very straightforward and I know what I’m doing and I know I’m rated higher here than I am with Ireland and that’s something that helps with confidence and I’ve bought into it quite a bit.
“It’s been disappointing but I’ve been trying to see it as positive as well.
“[Ulster head coach] Mark Anscombe rates me highly and trusts me and that just makes me want to repay the faith and that is a great help for me.”
And while Trimble is only too aware that the Lions boat appears to have sailed, he revealed he does let himself wonder from time to time.
He added: “You do let yourself daydream, it’s not good for your head, it’s a lot more simple to just think about Ulster, it seems mad and half the people out there will be saying he hasn’t got a chance but you do sometimes think who knows what might happen.
“But I’m trying to concentrate on performing well with Ulster and against Connacht this weekend.
"I’ve been really pleased with the way things have gone in a white shirt, I’m not getting picked for Ireland but that just sometimes happens. I’m not picking the team so I can’t let it be my concern.”