Atkinson pleased to make black history

first_img DELIGHTED AT RECOGNITION She said that she is delighted to know that her achievements have been noted not just in Jamaica, but all across the world, in places that are not traditionally known for producing good swimmers. Atkinson’s feat followed another historic moment in black history in aquatics as American swimmer Simone Manuel also made history at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win an Olympic medal in an individual event. “We’re seeing a lot of people from the African nations, the minorities coming out more, swimmers in the Caribbean, and it’s truly fantastic to think that I may have been a part of that, so to break the world record as well, it kind of cements what I have done. It’s just showing that it wasn’t a one-time thing, this girl is the fastest person to ever have swam this event to date,” Atkinson said. “She’s a Jamaican, she’s a person of colour and she’s … well, a female. I think it’s something we can all sit back and think about, because it’s truly a remarkable thing – the fastest person ever to come from Jamaica in swimming.” However, Atkinson said that she is not going to stop there and she is aiming to set even faster times this year. “That is always the goal, to go faster,” she said. “But right now, I’m going to control the things I can, and that’s just getting better and trying to better my stroke and my technique and with that should come faster times.” RJR SportS Foundation Sportswoman of the Year runner-up, Alia Atkinson, said that it is a fulfilling feeling knowing that her world-record swim in the 50-metre breaststroke last year can inspire a new generation of black female swimmers. Atkinson set the record in a time of 28.64 seconds at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, Japan, last October, becoming the first black swimmer to hold a world record on her own after equalling the old record the previous August. “It’s truly something remarkable to sit back and know that I’ve inspired one person, much less thousands of other people from all the different countries,” Atkinson told The Gleaner.last_img read more


first_imgNEWSLETTER – TAWNAWILLY – DONEGAL TOWN AND CLARSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 16th 10.00am Seamus Caldwell – Anniversary 6.00pm Winnie & Tommy Mulhern – AnniversarySunday 17th 9.00am Lorraine & Eddie Thomas – Anniversary11.30am Conor Sinclair – AnniversaryMonday 18th 9.30am For The Faithfull Tuesday 19th 9.30am James & Margaret Deffely – DeceasedThursday 21st 9.30am Birdie Gallagher – AnniversaryFriday 22nd 9.30am Special IntentionSaturday 23rd 10.00am Margaret Quinnlan – Anniversary6.00pm Cis Collins – Anniversary Sunday 24th 9.00am. 11.30am May Mc Callion – 1st AnniversaryMichael Thomas – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am. Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction each Thursday evening at 8.00pm throughout the Lenten period.Scoil Aodh Rua agus NualaFirst Confessions for Holy Communion Candidates – 11th March at 7.00pm in St Patrick’s Church.First Holy Communion – 11th May at 11.00am.Service of Light for Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistri Confirmation Candidates – 26th February in St Patrick’s Church at 5.00pm.First Confession for Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistri – 20th May at 7.00pm in St Patrick’s Church.First Holy Communion – 25th May at 11.00am in St Patrick’s Church.Trocaire Boxes are available at the back of the church. They may be returned on Good Friday. Thank you.Recent Death – Philip Griffith, Bridgetown. Brother of Fr. Anthony. Funeral was on Thursday.St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 16th 6.30pm The deceased members of The Martin Family, The Glen – AnniversarySunday 17th 10.30am Brigid Meehan – AnniversaryMonday 18th 10.00am Special IntentionFriday 22nd 10.00am Keith Pearson – Months MindSaturday 23rd 6.30pm Joe Martin – AnniversarySunday 24th 10.30am Paddy, Mary & Peter Carr – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3.00pm -7.00pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.Recent Death – Philip Griffith, Rushbrooke – funeral was on Thursday.St Vincent de Paul Your local St Vincent de Paul branch is nearby at 0871918912Service of Light – For Confirmation class from St Francis School – Wednesday, 20th February at 7.00pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.Confirmation – St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 2nd March at 11.00am.First Confession – For the children from St Francis School on Thursday, 21st March at 7.00pm.FOUR MASTERS G.A.A. CLUBAre now accepting Membership. €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age .The Club is urging members and new members to pay their €50.00 fee as soon as possible. To registrar contact Michael Martin (087) 6198905 or any committee member. Michael will be available in Abbey Hotel Monday evening 18th February 9.00pm -9.45pm.COMMUNITY GAMESThe Community Games Art U8-U16, Model Making U10-U16 and Handwriting U10 is in the Millpark Hotel on Sunday 17th Feb 3.00-6.00pm. Registration at 2.30pm. All materials will be supplied for handwriting. Children doing art or model making must supply their own materials. Parent/guardian must accompany child to complete registration form. Registration costs €2 per child. 1st prize winners at this event will go forward to the county final in the Millpark Hotel Sun 7th April.SCOIL AODH RUA AGUS NUALA ENROLMENTSJunior Infant enrolments for September 2013 will take place on Tuesday 26th February between 1.00-2.50pm in the Nuala building. Enrolment forms available on the day or beforehand from the Secretary’s office. (Contact – 9722661)Parish Bulletin e-mail address is dtkiltd@gmail.comDD LOCAL: PARISH NEWSLETTER FOR DONEGAL TOWN AND CLAR was last modified: February 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LOCAL: PARISH NEWSLETTER FOR DONEGAL TOWN AND CLARlast_img read more