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Plymouth midfielder completes Barnsley move

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Plymouth Argyle midfielder Conor Hourihane has left the League Two team to join Barnsley on a three-year contract, the League One club announced on their website.

The Tykes agreed an undisclosed fee with Plymouth for the 23-year-old, who had been with The Pilgrims since 2011 having previously featured for Sunderland – where he began his career – and Ipswich Town.

Hourihane scored 10 goals for Argyle in 2013-14, and made 142 appearances overall during his three-year stint at the West Country outfit; he also assumed the club captaincy in 2012-13.

But the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international now becomes the third Barnsley signing of the summer, following the arrivals of striker Kane Hemmings from Cowdenbeath and goalkeeper Adam Davies from Sheffield Wednesday, as manager Danny Wilson looks for an immediate Championship return.

Conor Hourihane has left Plymouth to join Barnsley

Conor Hourihane has left Plymouth to join Barnsley

A 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough in the penultimate match of last season ensured Wilson’s side were relegated from the second tier, and they begin their 2014-15 campaign at home to Crawley Town on August 9.

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