Corofin forward Michael Farragher says Nemo Rangers are a "joy to watch" and expects Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final to be much closer than the teams’ last meeting.
Corofin were 15-point victors over Nemo in the 2018 All-Ireland final, Farragher scoring 1-1 in a ruthless attacking display.
However, the Cork club look a different prospect this year, racking up big wins over Austin Stacks and Clonmel as they claimed a record 17th Munster title.
"It’s a different game, a different time of year, a different venue. And it’s most certainly a different Nemo Rangers side," Farragher told RTÉ Sport.
"The history is there. They have a serious set-up, a well-organised group and are flying it this year.
"I was following them because I really enjoy their style of football. It’s very attacking, the same as ourselves. It’s a joy to watch."
It's an historic club. You just want to be winning and playing good football. Thankfully we're getting the results at the minute.
Corofin ended a decade of dominance on an historic note when they beat Tuam Stars after a replay in November to equal Tuam’s record of seven county titles in a row.
They are two victories away from creating further history as they bid to become the first club to win three successive All-Ireland senior titles.
"We start off every year as if we won nothing the year before," said Farragher.
"We’re there to earn our spot on the next stage. First of all it’s the county championship and it has proven very difficult to get out of that over the last couple of years.
"We’re fighting on and are getting good results but it very much a game-by-game basis.
"There is such a great legacy there. It starts off at the underage structure. That’s very much developed by Frank Morris over the years. It's then fed forward to Dave Morris at a senior level along with the likes of Kevin O’Brien and Joe Canney. These guys set the tone and standards at the beginning of the year.
"It’s an historic club. You just want to be winning and playing good football. Thankfully we’re getting the results at the minute."