Tuesday 25 September 2018

Bodybuilder shooting victim Enright reveals his remarkable recovery


Sean Enright during the Mr Ireland Competition in 2011. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Sean Enright during the Mr Ireland Competition in 2011. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Gardai at the scene of the shooting
Sean Enright

A BODYBUILDER who was told he'd never walk again after he was gunned down in Dublin two years ago has revealed his remarkable recovery.

Sean Enright (34) was left fighting for his life after he was shot four times outside a gym he runs in Glasnevin in May 2013.

He had been warned a number of times by Gardai that his life was under threat and it is believed that he only survived the shocking incident because he was do fit.

Now he has taken to social media to speak about his recovery

"I nearly lost my life and then the doctor told me I'd never walk again. That was worse than nearly dying. But the pig head I am I couldn't except (sic) that.

"I worked me arse off to get where I am," he said in the post reported by the Irish Daily Star.

Enright also spoke of his current fitness regime.

Gardai at the scene of the shooting

Gardai at the scene of the shooting

"Yesterday I started hitting big squats again. In two weeks, I'll be over 200 kilos. I'm far away from me best 330 kilos but hey I'll be close to that before August. Moral of the story is if you want something bad enough you can achieve it."

Enright was shot in the back stomach and leg in the shocking attack with one of the bullets narrowly missing his spine.

It wasn't the first time Enright was the victim of a shooting having been hit five times in a previous attack in January 2011.

He spent a week in James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown on that occasion.

Gardai suspected that attack was lined to a gang involved in extortion in the capital and that Enright was targeted after refusing to hand over cash to the mob.

Enright was previously stabbed while he was working as a door man at a pub in Tallaght.

A man he had refused entry to returned to the club with a knife and stabbed him in the 2008 incident.

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