An Irishman Abroad

Andrew Trimble: Episode 323

November 23, 2019

This week, Ulster and Ireland rugby legend, Andrew Trimble, joined Jarlath for a rare and fascinating conversation about his life and career.

Andrew opens up about being able to speak freely in interviews since his retirement (4:00), how it feels to move past your physical peak as a professional athlete (31:00) and how bored he became with the median focus upon his religious beliefs (45:00).

From Joe Schmidt's team-building exercises he couldn’t stand (22:00) to avoiding the pitfalls of sectarianism (40:00), Declan Kidney (27:00) and much more, this is as frank and insightful a conversation you will find with one of the true gentlemen of Irish sport.

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