Ipswich sign midfielder Hourihane

Last updated : 17 July 2010 By BBC Sport

The 19-year-old former Cork City youngster worked under Town boss and his hero Roy Keane at Sunderland.

Sunderland could be due compensation for Hourihane, who can also play at left-back, as he is under 24 and was offered a new contract.

He told the Ipswich website: "There are a lot of players at Sunderland and when I found out about Ipswich's interest, I felt it was the right move.

"I've known Shane O'Connor for a long while. When I see what he has achieved after being given a chance here, that's what I've got to aim for."

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport