Picture: The London lads are still in flying form 9 years ago

Picture: The London lads are still in flying form

Thanks to London captain Seamus Hannon we have a shot of the Connacht finalists after returning home. They are still smiling...

They are the story of the GAA summer so far (sorry Dublin hurlers) so it is with great pleasure we have this picture to show you. Sent to us by the Exiles skipper Seamus Hannon it shows members of the London squad celebrating being back on home soil (you know what I mean) in London.

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The London flag sticking out of the Ryanair cockpit is a nice touch. We’re sure the lads had a great night in Roscommon last night after finally seeing off Leitrim. Roll on Mayo eh?

But one person who isn’t Mayo bound is Boris Johnson. After #GetBorisToCastlebar trended in Ireland last night, the Mayor of London has confirmed to RTE he won’t be making the big game.

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We were not too surprised when the Queen turned down the chance to watch her native London play Leitrim is Carrick. But when the Twitter campaign started to try and get Boris over for the Connacht final, we thought the wild-haired Conservative might fancy the trip to Mayo.

Sadly, for lovers of hilarious photos and amusing quotes everywhere, the Mayor confirmed today that he won’t be on hand to watch London try to keep their amazing summer of success going.

RTE carry quotes from the big fella that confirm he’s turning down the chance to follow Paul Coggins’s boys.

“Huge congratulations to the London team as they continue on with their historic march towards this year’s Connacht Senior Football Championship Final", he told the station.

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"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!”

A lot of neutrals will agree.