19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
The 26-year-old, a former Connacht player, has started for Ireland in all three of the AIB Club internationals to date - twice against Scotland, and once against England last season.
Maher previously played for Corinthians and Dublin University and got his rugby grounding at St Joseph's College in Galway.
Lansdowne's first team begin the new season with a friendly against Barnhall on August 25, before the start of the Leddin Finance Leinster Senior Championship.