Mayo boss James Horan knows his team can justify favoritism when they play London in Sunday’s Connacht SFC final – but only if they play to their potential.

“London are competitive. They are a physical team, there is no doubt about that. They’ll certainly try and have a robust encounter with us,” Horan said.

“The players are very aware that if the preparation isn’t right and everything that goes into preparing for a game isn’t spot on, then you can struggle.

“The team is smart. They have watched the games, they’ll read the press, but they are a really smart bunch of guys that are just working on getting themselves right. They know if individually that we get ourselves right and play well, it doesn’t really matter what London do or don’t do.”