Having joined the Tigers just before the close of the transfer window last Friday, he immediately set his sights on some new goals.
One of those is to help the Tigers make a return to the Premier League. Another is to realise his dream of playing full international football for the Republic of Ireland.
The two may well go hand-in-hand. A consistent high level of performance, like that seen on his City debut against Bolton last weekend which saw him grab a goal and the man-of-the-match award, can only aid the Tigers’ promotion quest and is bound to bring him to the attention of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.
Quinn believes his move to the Tigers provides the perfect stage on which to achieve his domestic and international ambitions.
“I’ve very much got that ambition,” said the Dublin-born midfielder.
“After the game last Saturday, I saw Paul McShane heading off to join up with the Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers. It’s been my lifelong ambition to be a part of that and play for my country.
“I’ve got a lot of caps at Under-21 level, so hopefully I can make that step up to senior international level because that is something that has eluded me so far.
“If I can perform to the best of my ability, hopefully the call will come sometime. I think sometimes you need to be at the top end of the Championship for that to happen.
“I know that Hull City are striving for the Premier League again and I think we will be up there pushing for that this season. I want to be a part of that.
“The ambition of the club is what sold the place to me last week. I’ve played in the Premier League before and it’s where everybody wants to be. I’m no different and I think this club can get back there with the quality we have in the squad.”