Slaughtneil won't be looking past the challenge of Nemo Rangers once they regroup after the Christmas break, according to goalkeeper Antoin McMullan.
The Ulster champions will bid to reach their third All-Ireland club SFC final in four years when they meet their Munster counterparts in Portlaoise on February 24th and McMullan says he and his team mates are fully aware of the "massive challenge" ahead of them.
"We know what we have to do if we want to get over the line when we get to Croke Park again and we will be going at it hammer and tongs as soon as Christmas is over," he is quoted saying by the Belfast Telegraph.
"The fact that we have been in All-Ireland finals on a couple of occasions and lost those will be a major spur this time round. Obviously we are looking no further than Nemo Rangers because they are packed with experience and know-how.
"But I believe that the attitude of our players and the manner in which we will be prepared will stand to us when the pressure is on. This will be a massive challenge for us."