Lota International Basketball Tournament 1968

Lota Tournament 1968 [Ref: 2]

Final Group Tables

Pool I
*Blue Demons (Cork)22063404
St. Vincent’s Killarney21138412
Llwynipia (Wales)20232520
Pool II
*Ardglass (Down)22049244
Cardinals (Cork)21131362
CYMS Killorglin (Kerry)20226460
Pool III
*Corinthians (Dublin)22050444
Ford (Cork)21141332
Neptune II (Cork)20231430
Pool IV
*Neptune (Cork)22040244
Iona (Cork)21112272
St. Vincent’s (Dublin)20211130
Lota International Basketball Tournament 1968 [Reference: 1]


DateHome TeamAway Team
22.04.1968Blue Demons21Corinthians18
22.04.1968Blue Demons37Ardglass26
Lota International Basketball Tournament Finals 1968 [Reference: 1]

Pool Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool I
21.04.1968Blue Demons28St. Vincent’s Killarney21
21.04.1968Blue Demons35Llwynypia19
21.04.1968St. Vincent’s Killarney17Llwynypia13
Pool II
21.04.1968Cardinals19CYMS Killorglin14
21.04.1968CYMS Killorglin12Ardglass27
Pool III
21.04.1968Ford24Neptune II14
21.04.1968Neptune II27Corinthians31
Pool IV
21.04.1968Neptune13St. Vincent’s Dublin11
21.04.1968Ionaw/oSt. Vincent’s Dublinscr
Lota International Basketball Tournament Finals 1968 [Reference: 1]


Blue Demons were the first Cork side to win the Lota Tournament (hosted by Neptune) in 1968. They had won their Pool by defetaing St. Vincent’s Killarney, and the International invitee Llwynypia from Wales.

In the Semi-Finals they narrowly overcame Corinthians from Dublin, before some of the best basketball they had ever produced according to the reporter in the Evening echo, to triumph 37-26 over Ardglass from co. Down in the Final.

De Paul Blue Demons – 1968 Lota Tournament Champions [Reference: 2]

Blue Demons (L-R): Noel McCarthy, Aidan Horgan, Barry Joyce, Noel McSweeney, sean O’Sullivan, Brendan Kelleher, Jack Desmond, Peter Coughlan.


Newspapers / Sources

[1] Anon. (1968) Blue Demons first Cork club To win Lota Tournament  Evening Echo. April 23, 1968.[Irish Newspaper Archive]


[2] A Little “Bit” of Irish Basketball History (2020) 1968 De Paul Blue Demons Lota Champions [Internet] Available from; https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3JWYc7y6ygk/XjG3KHn7kRI/AAAAAAAADNc/ErljzNlNLokZLg3fDyFLLnxE8bJqh1ZpwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1968%2BDePaul%2BBlue%2BDemons%2BLota%2BChampions%25282XX%2529.jpg [Accessed 27 July 2020]


Thanks to Rob Gihbu & Pat Connolly.

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