Thereafter she began to converse with Conall and Loegaire the Victorious, and she said: Let some one of you come to perform yon feat, O youths.
Which of us shall go to perform it? they ask.
He that is noblest of the trio that ye are, she answers. And they said that Conall Cernach son of Amergen was the noblest and boldest of them, and they told him to go first and attempt the feat. However, though strong was his hand, and hardy was his heart, and straight was his casting, and though at foes he was mangling and swift-striking, he was unable to perform the feat.