COUNTRY crooner Daniel O'Donnell has revealed he has two new year ambitions -- continued health for his family and getting his golf handicap down.
The singer and his wife faced one of the toughest years after Majella was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Majella (53), who now has a very good prognosis after undergoing chemotherapy, spent Christmas with her husband at their home in Kincasslagh, Co Donegal.
Daniel sang at Christmas midnight Mass and spent a quiet festive season with Majella and his mum and family.
Speaking on Highland Radio, the singer said he was just looking forward to singing and enjoying other people's company. "Please God we will look forward to this year with renewed ambition and just to be able to enjoy everything.
"I want to thank God for all the good health everyone is going to have including Majella and mother (Julia) and everyone that is around the family."
Daniel also said he plans to spend more time on becoming a better golfer. He says he loves nothing better than beating his fellow golfers over 18 holes.
"I would like to get the old handicap down a wee bit. I would like to get a few more pound in that way. It's great when you can get the money coming in off the 18th," he laughed.