Sudden death of ‘legendary’ Irish champion ‘Blue’ shocks bodybuilding international


The world of bodybuilding is in mourning following the unexpected death of “mythical” Irish champion and private instructor ‘Blue’ James Shinners. The 9-instances Mr. Ireland winner died abruptly in his local Limerick on Wednesday aged 57. Mr. Shinners, a certified nutritionist, has been a crucial cog in boxer Bernard Dunne’s backroom machine. At the same time, the ‘Dublin Dynamo’ won the World Super Bantamweight Championship belt, defeating Panamanian champion Ricardo Cordoba in 2009. Photos on his Facebook display him standing with a bodybuilding championship trophy and Munster and Ireland legends John Hayes, David Wallace, and the past due to Anthony Foley.

Sudden death of 'legendary' Irish champion 'Blue' shocks bodybuilding international 1

Mr. Shinners, a local of the St Mary’s parish in Limerick, became living in Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, and began his health club in his 20s. He loved body the game of bodybuilding and had dreamed continuously of competing in Mr. Universe, and in the end, earned two top-six placings. He had also organized many white-collar boxing charity occasions, respected bodybuilding decisions, contests performance education, and taught IABA (Irish Athletic Boxing Association). He had a lifetime achievement award from the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association (NABBA). Si Sweeney, a fellow NABBA lifetime member from Cork, said he was “taken aback.” “I’m unfortunate and taken aback to pay attention to the passing of Irish Bodybuilding Legend Blue James Shinners. Champion Bodybuilder, Coach, Judge, gentleman. A suggestion to such a lot of can is regrettably overlooked by way of all.” Fellow champion bodybuilding Andy Lawley provided his condolences and stated the pair had “spent some right instances on degree together.”