The former Galway United and Derry City shotstopper made his full international home debut in Ireland's 1-0 defeat to Greece on Wednesday and hopes to stay in the team
The 32-year-old goakeeper was drafted into the starting line up ahead of Wednesday's friendly due to an injury sustained by Sunderland's Keiren Westwood and, despite conceding one goal, Forde said that it was a 'dream come true' to start.
"For me, Wednesday night was just nice to make my home debut and to start. It was a big game for me and one I thoroughly enjoyed," Forde told the Irish Independent. "It came on me quite quickly but all I can do is concentrate on my own performances and my own form and see where it takes me."
The former Derry City shot-stopper believes that there is a lot of competition for the number one jersey but believes that his experience at club level can give him the edge.
He said: "The thing is we've got a great group there, the 'keepers and (goalkeeping coach) Alan Kelly, and it's quite tight between all three of us.
"To start in the Aviva is a big, big dream come true for me. Hopefully I can keep adding onto those caps. I know I'm experienced at club level but I'm relatively inexperienced at international level. So I'm still finding my feet at this level and it's one I think I can achieve," concluded Forde.