The format is:
1) The 2 finalists from 2014 (Ciarraí agus Corcaigh) receive a bye into the semi-finals for 2015.
2) The remaining 4 counties (An Clár, Luimneach, Portláirge agus Tiobraid Árann) play in 2 quarter finals, the pairings for which will be decided by an open draw.
3) The 2 winners of the quarter finals qualify for the semi-finals along with the two finalists from 2014.
4) The pairings for the semi-finals will be decided by open draw.
The Munster Senior Hurling Championship and all other championships will be played using the same format as pertained in 2014.