Connacht back Fionn Carr admits playing for Ireland is still part of his ambitions after returning from Leinster.
The 27-year-old found his playing time limited at Leinster behind players such as Isa Nacewa, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald in the back three.
Carr joined Leinster two years ago, scoring eight tries in 34 appearances, which was far off his success rate at Connacht where he had previously scored 34 tries in 73 games.
His move back to his roots in the Irish capital also saw Carr miss out on Heineken Cup rugby with Connacht, something which he will experience this season coming up against Toulouse, Zebre and Saracens.
With a new coach in charge of Ireland in former Leinster boss Joe Schmidt, Carr knows that if he can find his feet back at Connacht then he may be selected for the national team.
"I was happy to go and give Leinster a shot and I enjoyed my time there. But it was right for me to come back to Connacht as well," said Carr to the Irish Times.
"I didn't find it too difficult to settle back in. I know a lot of the lads here and a lot of the younger guys when I left are now starting so I got back in fairly quickly."
"Joe [Schmidt] seems to be pretty fair and square so if you are doing what he wants you to do then you are in with a great chance."