The global of bodybuilding is in mourning this evening following the surprising demise of “mythical” Irish champion bodybuilder, and personal teacher, “Blue” James Shinners. The 9-time Mr. Ireland winner handed away in his local Limerick final night, elderly in his late 50s. Mr. Shinners, a certified nutritionist, has been a vital cog in boxer Bernard Dunne’s backroom device, while The Dublin Dynamo received the World Super Bantamweight Championship belt, defeating Panamanian champion, Ricardo Cordoba, on March 21, 2009.
Mr. Shinners, a native of the St Mary’s parish, in Limerick city, who became living in Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, had dreamed continuously of competing in Mr. Universe, and in the end, earned two top 6th placings in the event. He had additionally organized a multitude of white collar boxing charity activities around the country; became respected bodybuilding decide; contest overall performance coach, and IAAAB (Irish Athletic Boxing Association) educate.
He had additionally acquired a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association (NABBA). Si Sweeney, a fellow NABBA lifetime member, from Cork, stated she was “bowled over” to listen of his demise. “I’m extraordinarily unhappy and greatly surprised to hear of the passing of Irish Bodybuilding Legend Blue James Shinners. Champion Bodybuilder, Coach, Judge, gentleman…A proposal to so many may be lamentably ignored with the aid of all,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Lifelong buddy, Rich Hawk, also paid tribute: “Very unhappy information…I knew Blue as we grew up across the corner from every different. I met him most days within the health club and the final time we spoke turned into the day gone by.” “We mentioned vintage instances, the sport as it is now and schooling and existence is widespread.” “One of the ultimate things he said in that communique turned into to a young Bodybuilder who got here into the converting rooms giving him a few proper recommendations as always.” Mr. Hawk said Mr. Shinners was “a splendid champion, the legend of the game and proper gentleman.”
Fellow champion bodybuilder Andy Lawley also presented his condolences saying the pair had “spent a few desirable instances on degree together.” William Silvart, from Chile, wrote: “The bodybuilding global has misplaced certainly one of its great champions from this earthly world.” Mr. Shinners’ funeral information has not begun to be introduced.