Mayor of London Boris Johnson has praised London's "mightily impressive" victory over Leitrim but says he will be unable to attend the Connacht final in Castlebar.

Mayor Johnson today added his voice to the congratulations for the London footballers, who defeated Leitrim by 2-11 to 1-13 yesterday to reach their first ever Connacht final.

“Huge congratulations to the London team as they continue on with their historic march towards this year’s Connacht Senior Football Championship Final," he said in a statement to RTÉ Sport.

Since yesterday, a #GetBorisToCastlebar hashtag has been trending, with growing calls for the Mayor of London to turn up to support his county in the provincial decider.

However Johnson has now declined the chance to attend the final - as yet there has been no firm word on his availability for the qualifiers (or quarter finals).

Nevertheless, Mayor Johnson praised London's great run to date.

"Regardless of the result against Mayo, London can be proud of their mightily impressive achievements this year 

"They travel to Castlebar on their momentous quest for victory with best wishes from me and all London fans.

"Go London!”