Ipswich secured a place in the top six of the ‘regular’ Championship season and had the chance to get promoted to the Premier League via the playoffs.
However, the Tractor Boys lost their two-legged semi-final tie with arch-rivals Norwich City 4-2 on aggregate.
Having drawn the first leg 1-1 at Portman Road last weekend, Mick McCarthy’s side needed to win today to make it through to the final.
However, Norwich comfortably defeated Ipswich 3-1 at Carrow Road to set up a final against Middlesbrough at London’s Wembley Stadium later this month.
Following the defeat, Hunt posted the following messages on Twitter, expressing his disappointment at losing the chance to play Premier League football next season.
Very proud of our lads today! Proud to say Im apart of this dressing room and football club! Fans outstanding, thank you for the support!— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) May 16, 2015
Hunt started the season with West Yorkshire outfit Leeds, but the Whites released him from his contract.
The 32-year-old signed as a free agent with Ipswich in the January transfer window after spending an initial period on loan at Portman Road.
The former Reading attacker struggled for playing time at Leeds, featuring just once in the Championship.
At Ipswich, Hunt played a total of 12 games in the second tier, scoring three goals and creating five chances in the process.