Unfortunately Dunphy lives 150 miles away from Donegal South West in leafy Ranelagh but that hasn’t stopped him singing the Sinn Fein man’s praises.
“Pearse Doherty has only been a TD for a matter of weeks – but he’s the one finance spokesperson who is telling the truth,” gushed Dunphy.
The former Millwall star even attacked RTE’s Frontline host Pat Kenny for cutting Doherty off during a recent television debate.
“Doherty was trying to explain complex issues – and you can’t do that in snappy soundbites,” fumed Dunphy.
He added that the Gaoth Dobhair man was composed and well-mannered and compared him to the likes of veteran public representative Shane Ross.
And he added “It’s time Official Ireland started taking Doherty and Sinn Fein seriously.”