Boris Johnson won’t attend Connacht final
Mayor sends his congratulations to London team but won’t be in Castlebar for decider
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has sent his best wishes to the London Gaelic football team. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has sent his best wishes to his city’s Gaelic football team ahead of their first ever Connacht final but has revealed he won’t be attending the game in Castlebar.
“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 released today.
London beat Leitrim 2-11 to 1-13 to reach the final against Mayo on on July 21st. The London County Board previously invited the mayor, as well as Queen Elizabeth to their drawn semi-final against Leitrim , but neither could attend the game. A Twitter campaign began after yesterday’s win, to try and encourage Johnson to attend the game, but it appears as if it did not succceed
“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.
London will have another game in the championship, regardless of the result against Mayo, so there may be a chance for the mayor to change his mind.