Gal chon for otrach sin.

Gal chon for otrach sin.

(battle fury * of dogs * on * dunghill * that)

That's the sound and fury of dogs on a dung heap.

Congal uses this proverbial image of empty valour to belittle the might of the Leinstermen in "Cath Muigi Rath" (p. 124 in FDG). He goes on to describe the forces of Connacht as a boiled cow's udder, and the men of Ossory as a pig's belly hanging between its flanks.